|Murato Classic Knives by Shimomura Industrial
|All-stainless Gyuto knife with a brim
Murato Classic Gyuto Knife
Product Code : All-stainless Gyuto knife with a brim
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Technical characteristics of Murato Classic Gyuto Knife by Shimomura Industrial
Blade length: 240 mm
Overall length: 375 mm
Weight: 240 g
Material: VG10 clad steel for blade core with stainless steel for surface, 18-8 stainless steel for brim, strengthen plywood handle
How to use Murato Classic Gyuto Knife?
Murato Classic Gyuto Knife is great for cutting meat: the word “Gyuto” literally means “a knife for the beef” in Japanese language. Traditional Japanese cuisine didn’t include many meat dishes, so Japanese craftsmen used the technologies of making swords to make a new type of the knife more suitable for slicing meat. Murato Classic Gyuto Knife’s long and thin blade performs perfect cuts for muscle fibers. But Gyuto knives are also called “multi-purposed knives” in Japanese language. Murato Classic Gyuto Knife is useful for chopping vegetables with a flat profile near the handle. Of, course it works great for sawing back and forth for large cuts in meat or pulling cut for softer meat. The sharp tip allows to perform the precise work like making arrangements of fruits and vegetables.
Where is Murato Classic Gyuto Knife made?
Murato Classic Knives by Shimomura Industrial are handmade in in Niigata prefecture, former province Tsubame-Sanjo, that used to be a famous Japanese sword producing district for centuries. Since 1874, Simomura Industrial has been passing the forging and polishing technologies for generations of masters. While keeping the traditional quality, Simomura Industries is also moving forward together with new technologies, like using microscopes for determining blade thickness, angle and the load applied upon cutting or creating new own instruments for blade making.
What makes Murato Classic Gyuto Knife so special?
There are multiple reasons to choose Murato Classic Gyuto Knife.
- The blade is made from molybdenum and vanadium enriched cobalt alloy VG10 steel as a core with layers of softer stainless steel for the surfaces. This combination makes Murato Classic Gyuto Knife resistible to wearing and rust, easy to sharpen and keeping the sharpness for a long time.
- A traditional Tsubame-Sanjo water polishing technique helps to soften the blade’s curve in a special form called "Hamaguri blade" or "Clam blade". Hamaguri blade returns back from the cut pieces easier than the usual blade, allowing not to damage delicate products.
- Murato Classic Gyuto Knife is precisely calculated for the weight balance. The right distribution of weight between the handle and the blade gives the feeling that the knife weights less than it actually do. This aspect is highly valued by Japanese chefs as it helps not to wear off the hands after the long working day.
- The handle form is unique; it includes specially measured curves for fingers and the thickness change from up to down for better gripping in the hand.
In 2021, Murato Classic series knives received prestigious award OMOTENASHI Selection for the best products and services representing Japanese quality to the world. You can buy Murato Classic Gyuto Knife directly from Japan in our store.