Takamura HSPS Pro Gyuto

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Takamura HSPS Pro Gyuto

8 1/4 inch (21cm)
9 1/2 inch (24cm)

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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. It is also known as R2, which is a term that was coined by the steel manufacturer while Takamura was testing out different materials. 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. Because this knife has a core metal sandwiched between a different material, changing the bevel angle will alter the structure of the blade and it will lose its sharpness.

Every effort will be made to ship your online orders within two business days of purchase. But please understand that we cannot guarantee the delivery date and all orders are subject to product availability. Please contact us for any time-sensitive orders.

  • 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 or info@mtckitchen.com for assistance.

** Applicable sales tax will apply to shipments to addresses located within the states of New York, New Jersey, 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 a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Please obtain an RMA number from customer service at 201-806-1827 or info@mtckitchen.com 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.

If your shipment gets returned to us after UPS attempts to deliver the package three times, we are not responsible for the cost of shipping the item back to you. We will contact you if this happens and confirm if you would like the package to be shipped again.


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Product Rating: (5.00)   # of Ratings: 6   (Only registered customers can rate)
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1. Aya on 12/26/2013, said:

I love my Takamura gyuto. I've compared this knife side by side with my carbon steel gyuto, German chefs knife and inox gyuto (cutting into a daikon and also peeling the skin). The Takamura is definitely the superior knife. I had Takamura-san teach me how to sharpen this knife so I'm happy with its performance even a year after I've been using it. It's hard not to recommend this knife to everyone!
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2. Mark on 12/27/2012, said:

Feels like I'm cutting into butter even with stuff like carrots. The sound it makes as it cuts through is different from any other knife I've used, and it's actually pretty easy to sharpen considering how hard it is. I bought a red handle santoku as a gift for my mum because these Takamura knives are truly awesome!
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3. David on 10/12/2012, said:

I saw this knife and tried it out at the Mutual Trading restaurant show last weekend. I don't need a knife so even though I really liked it I didn't buy it. But it felt so good in my hands and I kept thinking about how it felt like I wasn't even cutting into anything. This is my first high speed powder steel knife and I'm looking forward to seeing how much it really retains its edge. So far so good!
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4. Jen on 10/9/2012, said:

i bought the smaller one and a paring knife. i absolutely love this knife. everyone at work is so jealous! i wrote more on the paring knife review but i just had to express how amazing these knives are because i met the blacksmiths who made these knives and i agree that slicing into carrots feels like slicing butter.
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5. Peter on 10/8/2012, said:

WHAT AN AMAZING KNIFE! I actually bought this knife at Star Chefs this year but I had to come back and check out this site. I met the guy who made this knife too and he engraved my name in the gyuto I bought. They let me try the knife there and it seriously felt like I was slicing butter when I cut into a carrot. It's unlike any knife I've used. I bought the 21cm gyuto but I will definitely save up to get the damascus sujihiki. I'm so stoked about using this knife!
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6. Dave on 10/8/2012, said:

i wanted to get the damascus gyuto but it was too expensive so i got this one instead. but it's still an awesome knife. so sharp- felt so smooth going into anything i cut. just a beautiful knife overall. it was greta to meet the blacksmith from takamura! i got my name in japanese engraved and i'm incredibly happy with this purchase. this was the best booth at starcehfs icc!
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