Due to popular demand, both the gyutos are out of stock. Takamura Cutlery is a small family run business and only produces these knives once they receive an order from us; our next stock will only arrive next month. We apologize for the inconvenience but please contact us at email@example.com or 201-806-1827 if you have any questions or would like to place an order in advance.
|Takamura HSPS Pro Gyuto |
|This knife comes with a wooden saya (cover) |
|Manufacturer ||Takamura Cutlery |
|Style ||Gyuto |
|Blade Material ||High Speed Powdered Steel (HSPS)* |
|Handle Material ||Resin-Treated Superior Compressed Wood |
|HRC ||63-64 |
|Bevel Angle Ratio ||50/50 |
|Length ||8 1/4" (21cm), 9 1/2" (24cm) |
|Weight ||6.3 oz, 8.1 oz |
|SKU ||#91550, #91529 |
|* Powdered steel is made by using highly specialized technology to mechanically mix iron and other alloying elements in powder form. Powdered metal technology allows much higher amounts of alloying metals such as vanadium, which is responsible for the superior edge retention. While Takamura knives have a high HRC, they are still easy to sharpen because the HSPS core is sandwiched between soft low carbon steel. |This knife has a High Speed Powdered Steel (HSPS) core. High speed steel is the same remarkably hard material used to make drills and power saws that cut through other steel. By processing it into powder form, Takamura Cutlery has been able to create a more ductile and flexible product. Takamura knives redefine the meaning of sharpness and offer a taste of what is possible when traditional knife making methods and modern steel making technology are combined harmoniously.
Echizen hammer forged knives are known to have a thick spine but thin edge, and by recreating this classic silhouette with HSPS, Takamura Cutlery has managed to produce exceptionally steady knives that slice through effortlessly.
We have renamed this series as Takamura HSPS Pro to differentiate it from the red handle knives. HSPS Pro has the signature core material, HSPS, but harder outer steel. The handle is made with a more superior wood that is typically not used for knife handles, and is compressed four times more and has double the layers. Takamura Cutlery created the HSPS Pro series with culinary professionals and serious cooks in mind. HSPS provides remarkable edge retention to minimize the frequency of sharpening.
The gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western chef’s knife but the blade is thinner and holds a sharper edge. Use it for chopping, mincing and slicing meat, fish, vegetables and fruit.
* Takamura knives have an unusually sharp edge so if you are not a professional chef or do not have confidence in your knife skills, they may not be suitable for you. Please also keep in mind that this knife is delicate and should not be used for rough tasks.
Every effort will be made to ship your online orders within two business days of purchase.
- - In stock orders received by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time will be shipped on the same business day (Monday through Friday) for standard and expedited shipping.
- - In stock orders received after 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time will be shipped on the next business day (Monday through Friday) for standard and expedited shipping.
- - In stock orders received on a non-business day including holidays will be shipped on the next business day for standard and expedited shipping.
* For international customers, we only sell to wholesalers and retailers. Please contact our customer service at 201-806-1827 for assistance.
** Applicable sales tax will apply to shipments to addresses located within the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase online, we will accept the return of any new and unused item for exchange or full refund of the purchase price (less the original cost of shipping) within 30 days from the original shipping date. No items that have been opened or used may be returned. No return will be accepted without aReturn Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Please obtain an RMA number from customer service at 201-806-1827 or firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the return procedures.
If you receive a damaged, defective or incorrect item, please notify customer service within 48 hours of receipt of shipment. We will replace the incorrect item or refund the full amount of the purchase price including the cost of shipping. Please read our return policy for more details.