|Blade Length||210 mm|
|Total Length||348 mm|
|Height Spine to heel||47 mm|
|Width at Spine||2 mm|
Ryusen Hamono is another fantastic maker working out of the Takefu Knife village. They fully embrace the tradition of the region and take great pride in every step of the knife making process. They produce knives with excellent fit & finish, and sharpness that are absolutely beautiful to look at and hold. Winners of numerous design awards and supporters of the Japanese national team at the Bocuse D'or their knives are popular with professional chef's and home cooks alike.
The Tanganryu line features gorgeous black mircata handles with a full welded stainless steel tang, and ferrule where these knives balance. This balance point is more typical of European style cutlery so if you're interested in Japanese steel with a French/German feel these are a great option. Equally beautiful is the Tsuchime finish and Damascus pattern made from VG-10 stainless steel providing easy maintenance. The fit and finish is as close to perfect as we've seen and no detail has been overlooked, including the packaging for those who appreciate a nice knife box! ;)
The Gyuto is an essential for any professional cook/chef and for any home cook that is comfortable with it's length. It is the most versatile knife available and it can be used for almost any task you might come across. Adept and chopping larger vegetables and performing more intricate cuts and garnishes because of the tall blade while the length of the blade allows it to perform well at slicing.