Gyuto knives are Japanese knives for Western cuisine, the word “gyuto” literally means “beef knife”. Traditional Japanese cuisine didn’t include many meat dishes, so Japanese craftsmen take the best traditions of making sharp knives by the same technologies that warlords’ swords to make a new type of the knife more suitable for slicing meat. Gyuto knives are longer and thinner than Santoku knives, they perform perfect cuts for muscle fibers. But they can be used not only for meat, actually they are very versatile. Gyuto knives are often called “multi-purposed knives” in Japanese language. Indeed, take a look on Gyuto knife’s form.
It has flat profile near the handle that is typically used for chopping vegetables. A belly towards the tip of the blade glides into the food, allowing to rock-chop the vegetables, saw back and forth for large cuts in meat or pull cut for softer meat. And the very sharpest tip pf the blade is designed to do a precise work, like carving fruits or vegetables for the arrangement. You can purchase genuine fine Japanese Gyuto knives of the finest quality directly from Japan in our Hocho Knife store.