These beautifully crafted gyuto chef knives are made by the knife artisans of Ryusen Hamono in Echizen City Japan. Ryusen knives are known for the exquisite fit and finish they put on their knives, and their “out-of-the-box” sharpness is second to none. They also feature a 50/50 knife grind w/ symmetrical bevel design, which are great for left-handed and right-handed users, and makes sharpening on a whetstone, much easier.
By special request, these knives were made for Ryky, before Ryusen transitioned to the current “seamless bolster” design. Only 100 of these knives were made available. These 100 knives represent the ending of an era by one of Echizen’s most respected knife makers.
- Origin: Echizen, Japan
- Weight: 162g (5.71oz)
- 3-layered construction
- VG10 core steel w/ stainless cladding on each side
- Blade length 210mm (8.2")
- Blade height 45mm
- Spine thickness 2mm
- 60-61 Rockwell
- 50/50 grind
- Black pakka wood
- Triple stainless steel rivets
- Full tang construction
- High polish single-piece construction stainless steel bolster
About Ryusen Hamono 龍泉刃物
Hitoshi Masutani, the father of Ryusen founder, gained his recognition as the best blade polisher in 1948, after working for 47 years polishing knives. His son Hiroshi Masutani founded Ryusen Hamono in 1953. Hiroshi worked for 67 years sharpening knives at the company he founded, until his death in 2016. He has made Ryusen Hamono one of the leading knife makers in Japan. Hiroshi and his sons (3rd generation Masutani), pushed the boundary of traditional knife making skills by inventing new thermal treatment, blade polishing, press and welding techniques in order to bring new possibilities to blades. Ryusen Hamono knives have won Good Design Awards and have been used by many top chefs in France.
Wash and dry with soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.