Yoshihiro VG-10 16 Layer Hammered Damascus Stainless Steel Gyuto Chefs knife

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Forged and hammered with 16 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core, the VG-10 Hammered Damascus Series has been a perennial best seller, combining performance, beauty, and extraordinary value.
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The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chefs knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

Our VG-10 Hammered Damascus Gyuto Chef Knife is forged with a Western style curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth with an extended tip for quick chopping. Forged and hammered with 16 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core, this knife is complimented with a premium Western style handcrafted mahogany handle that extends to the full tang of the knife and is NSF certified for commercial kitchens and ergonomically welds to the hand for seamless use. The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade. Every knife from Yoshihiro is handcrafted by master artisans creating a unique one of a kind work of art.

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Favorite knife Review by Cash Curtis II
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This is an excellent knife, lovely to display, very sharp right out of the box, and well made. The elaborate packaging made an excellent presentation for a Christmas gift and was well received.
great knife for your money Review by issac rodriguez
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i would like to say I love this knife when I got. today I still love it. I love how sharp it is when you get it brand new and how long it holds it. great if your a starting chef or a home cook.
best knife made! Review by don pittman
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The knife arrived 3 days after ordering. I'm beyond impressed with the craftsmanship! Its simply the best chef knive I've ever owned. I cannot imagine anything sharper? Maybe a lightsaber lol.
Slices meat perfectly thin and minces onions effortlessly Review by Cheryl
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If you love to cook, if you love to eat, then you need this knife. I bought a Wusthoff Ikon Santoku and I really was not that impressed. I was impressed with this knife. I gauge a knife by how well it slices an onion and this does a superb job. It's a joy to use. I'm 60 years old and I've cooked a long time and I treated myself to this knife and I'm very happy with it. I just sliced a steak with it, and I'm able to slice it thin. I really am very happy with this purchase.
Razor sharp and a work of art Review by Dan Leithauser
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My first expensive knife. I have positive and informational Amazon reviews to thank for the choice of this Yoshihiro Gyuto knife. It is a beautiful knife with multiple layers of steel hammered into a work of art. It was razor sharp out of the box, sharper than any other knife I have ever purchased (or sharpened myself).

While I am not a professional chef, I can appreciate a sharp instrument for cutting. I am constantly sharpening my cheap stainless steel "Bakers and Chefs" Santoko style knives from Costco to keep from cutting myself during tomato slicing and onion chopping, but nothing I have comes close to this Yoshihiro. Balance is very good. The blade itself is thinner than many blades I use, but certainly no less sturdy with zero bending during normal use. I like the handle, but if I had a wish it would be for a slightly more sculpted handle. It is not difficult to keep fingers on the blade during use, but I do not think it is as comfortable as my cheaper plastic handled Santoko knives. (However that same plastic handle becomes slippery when my hands are wet, so that can be problem). I will get used to it and probably buy another Yoshihiro Santoko style knife for a better comparison.

Actual use? This knife glides through normal cutting especially of soft skinned items like tomatoes. Just like on the TV Ginzu knives, except this knife actually works.

As far as the vendor, Yoshihiro Cutlery, the knife arrived quickly and with all sorts of thanks, notes, and additional information--perfect.
Amazing Review by John Torina
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I am a professional chef and was hesitant to order a knife online. After doing my research I felt comfortable choosing this knife/brand and was beyond pleased when I received it. It was delivered quickly and was everything exactly what I was looking forward to. Also, there was a good deal of information about the company and this knife as well as documentation outlining what seems to be a great return policy in case it had been damaged or wasn't to my expectation. I am very happy with this company and look forward to future purchases.
Perfect (and beautiful) chef's knife Review by Conrad J.
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This Yoshihiro 8" knife exudes quality and seems like a bargain among good Japanese knifes, It is beautiful, VERY sharp, and requires loving care which I will be happy to give it. Don't hesitate to buy.
Perfect (and beautiful) chef's knife Review by David Kronenberg
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This is a beautiful knife -- if anything the pictures don't do it justice. The Damasc layering is very attractive, as are the hand-hammered marks and the engraved Japanese characters. In terms of functionality the edge out of the box is almost literally razor-sharp, sliced through tomatoes with zero effort and glided right through tough squash and watermelon rinds. Very fairly priced and highly recommended.
The best knife Review by Shan
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It's very nice. Choose it is right. I bought 24cm it's nice size. Very heavy I like it. It good for my job. I'm sushi chef
Very nice Review by Tamotsu Suzuki
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We've been using this knife in my restaurant for 3 month now.
Always sharp and never chipped. Evrybody loves it.
This is a fabulous knife Review by oldmaninblackforest
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I saw this knife over 2 years ago at the "farmers market". A knife dealer was selling one. I loved it but didn't have the money to buy one at the time. When my wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday I just happened to think of the knife. I decided to take a look on-line and there it was on AMAZON of all things... I ordered it and boy am I thrilled. I previously used top of the line Henckels knifes. This Japanese Damascus steel blade came sharp and has remained sharp over the last month... It feels great, cuts great... I am NOT a professional chef I just like cooking. I will buy both the shorter 7" and the longer 9.5"... This knife is also BEAUTIFUL, unique, one of a kind as each is hand hammered... HIGHLY recommended...
THIS KNIFE IS A A WORK OF ART !!!!!! Review by danny
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I`m a professional chef and i own a few good knives ,but this is my first japanese one,i have to say that this one is the sharpest,slickest ,well balanced and most beautiful knife i ever owned ever,altogether a real piece of art,when you hold it in your hand you can feel the passion and pride that has been made with.i will definitely buy a few more from them and i will recommend it 100% to anyone who likes exquisite quality knives.also the delivery was lighting fast ,from the moment i place the order took less than 3 days to be at my door,incredible service and quality very hard to come by ,and i know what i`m talking about,i do a lot of shopping on ebay and on line generally.hat `s off to this company.
Excellent knife Review by Ivan Flores
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The knife has a really good feel to it. Comes out of the box very sharp, and performs extremely well. I use these knives instead of my German knives, and I will definitely buy more Yoshihiro knives in the future. As an executive chef I need quality tools that are durable and perform the way they are supposed, Yoshihiro meets all those standards
a perfect knife Review by JIYEAN LEE
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My husband is a sushi chef and I bought 2 knives, shiroko kasumi yanagi and hammered damascus J chef knife gyuto, for him. I didnt know about a Japanese knife so I read all reviews. I thought my purchase was great and still I think so.
They are great knives for the price.
I ordered them on Saturday and received them on Wednesday. What a great shipping!
When I opened the UPS box, they wrapped with a paper wrap and a box each. Super Duper safety!
I love their cares for the knife.
At the first day of using them at the Restaurant, as my husband words, the knives were really sharp, strong, and super duper great!
He said they were well balanced and nice shaped knives and shiroko kasumi yanagi was good as the same as his masamoto VG10. Also they look gorgeous and fancy. Anyway, I'd like to recommend them to everyone especially a sushi chef.
grear knives Review by DR
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Great knives for the price. Arrived very quick, cut great and still sharp. Will be ordering more very soon. Wish it came with sheath.
great so far Review by Greg
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So far I feel very impressed with the look of the product and the company that sold it to me. The item arrived in half the time set for due date. The product looked very well packaged and extremely sharp right out of the box. The knife cut bread flawlessly without leaving a crumb. If the set product serves just as good over time, I intend to return for more.
Good knife for the price Review by Pen Name
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Gave it 4 stars based on the fit and finish. Extremely sharp out of the box and after using it for more than a month in a professional kitchen, it is just now needing sharpened for the first time. The bolster and handle had grind marks still on them and are a little off center. I polished them up to make it not as rough.
YOSHIHIRO- Hammered Damascus Japanese chef Knife Gyuto Knife 8.2" 210mm - MADE IN JAPAN Review by Rafael Valdez, Jr.
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Great Knife. Real easy to use, Blade is super sharp and the wood handle on it makes it look beautiful. This is the first Japanese I've owned. The other thing I like about this knife is that it is extremely light compared to my other chef knife which is a wusthof. Overall great product.
Super sharp Not too long Not too short Review by Jih
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Whanted a quality eastern knife without paying for a Name. Whanted To Use My wetstone To Sharpen A Real Knife With this Kind Of tradition(Not My Wusthof every week). I have Known Pleanty of people that have thrown A lot of money down on a Knife they knew Nothing about. When I read Yoshihiro history I couldnt believe I Hadent Heard Of the
Name In the Kitchen More. This Knife Works Perfect For Me to cross use and is exactley the Quality I hoped to recieve. Fits perfect with the Gyuto Saya cover 7". Love the Catalog that came with it and love Amazon.
Amazing Knife! Review by Ben
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I love my new knife! It is not only beautiful to look at but also a joy to use. It is comfortable in my hand and has an extremely sharp edge and is perfectly balanced!
great idead to get this Review by Cierra French
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i order this knife on a thursday and it was here by tuesday that was really fast... i gave it a 5 star review cause i got the knife in a short period of time, the knife its selves is amazing i will never get another knife again, i cant wait to get more knives form thses guys.
Utilitarian chef's knife Review by wokman
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Handsome wooden handle, well built, keen as a razor. Blade was thinner and the knife is much lighter than I imagined. This is not a kitchen tool that you can abuse. It demands to be pampered.Great for vegetable work on a board, but don't even think of heavy duty chopping chicken bones and such. It should nicely fill that next space below my hefty 10" German chef's knife.
Fast shipping, great knife! Review by Nathaniel
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This knife came earlier than expected. It included detailed care instructions and a gift certificate (for future purchase) thanking me for my business. I love the quality of the knife and am so happy I went wit this knife. The edge is incredibly sharp and requires some maintenance but is an overall better investment. My first knife was a Global, but I don't think I will ever go back.
amazing sharp knife hand made in osaka japan Review by Laudate Dominum
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This is my first knife of such quality. I was amazed at the quality and the sharpness of the steel. It cut through everything like buttery. very elegant and quality blade. I cherish it and take care of it like a baby.
sharp Review by Calvin Joubert
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this is by far the sharpest knife I own and as a professional chef I was in need of another knife. I use to work as a knife sellsman and I sold cutco knives which is a joke. But the only thing about this knife I don't like is that it don't come with a hard or leather sheath to protect the knife, just the box and a plastic knife cover. Not a five star but close. Will re-rate it after a month.
Sharp! Review by ultimateplayer
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What a great knife! We use it for just about everything. It's beautiful, comfortable, and very very sharp. Love it.
Excellent value, beautiful craftsmanship, great customer service from the seller- most importantly scary sharp out of the box! Review by Rick
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Firstly, I don't usually write reviews, but I just had to for this item.

Very high quality blade that is sharper than any other knife I own.

Right out of the box it was very, very sharp. Did the paper test and it cuts better than my current kitchen knives. Slicing a tomato is effortless. Easier than a hot knife through butter! Use the best sharpening stones you can afford to ensure the blade remains sharp. "King" stones are good quality for the money from Japan. Do not use a steel sharpening rod, it is too harsh on this blade. Get a ceramic rod and or a strop (with or without polishing compound) to finish the sharpening of the knife.

Knife is smaller than a usually 8-9.5" western Chef Knife. However, it is a great size for all tasks with a good weight and nice hand to it. I did not notice any real difference while performing my normal tasks compared to my western Chef's knife.

The hammer damascus is gorgeous and much better than in the pictures. The handle is made of nice quality wood. I will likely be oiling the handle once a month to maintain it's luster.

Lastly, the seller- Yoshihiro Cutlery - is a wonderful seller with prompt shipping service and high quality customer service! Please don't hesitate to buy from them!

I would recommend and buy this knife again. Currently I am looking to purchase the Paring knife and the Santoku knife in the same style in the near future.
Awesome Knife Review by Tyson
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This is one of our 1st quality knives and we love it. Balances great and cuts like a dream. Was packaged very well for a gift.
Good Looking, Sharp, amazing kitchen Cutlery Review by Will
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This has been a magnificent purchase. I'd been looking for a kitchen knife for a while and settled on the amazing looks of the Yoshihiro 7" Gyuto. I also contemplated getting the paring knife size in order for fruit and vegetable cutting but the 7" Gyuto has much more utility. As advertised it's sharper than any knife I've ever owned. Cutting through carrots makes the newly cut edge of the carrot appear to have a "smooth as glass" texture. Other knives I've owned 'chop' through things like an axe breaking through the surface. Meanwhile, this knife almost whispers through vegetables, chicken, fruit. It's fun to cut items so thinly that it becomes nearly translucent. The hammered damascus steel blade is superbly designed and a wonder to look at. The handle fits nicely into my hand and the tang runs the entire length of the handle. This knife is of the highest quality. It comes in a premium display box with golden Japanese characters. Everyone I have shown the knife to is amazed at it's looks and razor sharp edge. Shipment was < 1 week. I will definitely buy from YOSHIHIRO again.
Best Knife for Sushi Review by Qiaoli
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I bought this wife for Japanese cuisine. It makes cutting fish/meet so easy, my wife loves it for preparing fresh Sushi.
erica abell Review by cuts like butter!
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beautiful knife, perfectly sharpened and balanced. Its everything you want in a knife! Light weight and has a great grip.
Excellent Review by NavyWifeMomof5
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High quality knife, arrived quickly and was as described. Haven't owned it long enough to comment on its durability, but so far I have been very pleased.
Best knife I own Review by Phillip J. Romans
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I am a cabinetmaker and sometimes a Sous Chef for my wife, and I cook. I know a good product when I see one. I also know about sharpening since I spend a lot of time on my hand tools. My new Yoshihiro Damascus Japanese chef Knife Gyuto 8 is as good as it gets. I spent a lot of time sharpening some of my other knives after using them, only to have to sharpen them again the next time I needed them.
My new Yoshihiro knife stays sharp consistently and is comfortable to use.
This is a winner.
There are microscopic robots along the edge that actually do the cutting. Review by Phill
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You just touch the knife to what you want to slice, dice, cut, chop, mince, julienne, etc and it magically seems to do the work on its own, as if there are microscopic cutting robots that do the work. I tried to look closely but I'm afraid to put the blade too close to my eye so I don't anger the slicers.

Really though, same review as you would expect for a high quality knife, as to me it is first and foremost a tool that does all I've asked it to do so well. PLUS, you can really see the craftsmanship as it is also a hand made work of art. I initially was hesitant to use the knife for that reason, though after the first use, it really begs to do what it was made to do. It is something I am most proud of in my kitchen. Beautiful, efficient and razor sharp...easily the most knife for the money.
A great product at a great price ...... Review by cris
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I had purchased this knife for my girlfriend as an early Christmas present since she is into cooking. The seller was fast and the knife arrived in time as stated. This knife is a beauty to look at, the balance and grip of the handle is perfect. This knife came out of the box sharp as a razor, and I am very sure that she will love this present.
Amazing!!! Review by Annie
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I have never enjoyed chopping veggies as much as when I use this amazing knife. It slices through everything like it room-temperature butter. Hubby thinks it is too nice to break out all the time, but you only live once, I say. I use it every chance I get. LOVE it!!!
plus it is really beautiful with the Damascus design.
Beautiful, sharp. Review by Marina Lopez
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The knife is exactly as described. Sharp enough to shave with and great balance. The hand hammered Damascus steel blade is gorgeous and a great show piece. I originally bought this as a gift for my brother but liked it so much I bought one for myself as well. It's a great product and a wonderful addition to your knife repertoire.
Extremely sharp, well-balanced knife Review by E. Lam
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Cutting with this knife has been a dream. Ginger sliced like butter and little-to-no effort was required when cutting and trimming lamb. The knife has a full tang and is well-balanced when held in both the left and right hands. The oak handle is beautiful and is easy to hold in both the left and right hands. When considering this knife, I was also considering Shun, however the Shuns are not ambidextrous and thus not an option in my household. The hammered texture or "tsuchime" actually works and food does not stick to the blade as much as my other knives. I'll definitely consider getting another Yoshihiro knife the next time I'm in the market.

The care instructions that were packaged with the knife were in Japanese but English care instructions were easy enough to find on the manufacturer's website.
A thing of Beauty! Review by DW
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"I have to admit, I took a chance buying this knife sight unseen. I did not need it as I already use a 4 star and a Shun, but the minute I saw this knife I was enthralled by it. The seller was very prompt in shipping the knife, in fact it came too fast, as I use a mailbox service and did not have time to go pick it up until the weekend. Now that I have it, I gotta say, I'm really pleased with it. It is very beautiful, even nicer than the Shun (which I love). The problem now is that it is too nice to use! I just like holding it and looking at it! I will be sure to add another Yoshihiro blade to my collection."
Beautiful knife Review by Andrea Peyton
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This is a stunning, well balanced knife- very sharp with a great feel in the hand. The Damascus blade is beautiful and the price is great for a knife of this quality. Highly recommended and am thinking about getting another for myself - this was a gift (and the box and sheath were also very nice).
Best Knife Review by vladislav
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Very good knife. Came fast in good condition.Knife is razor sharp and looks beautiful. I have global and shun knives but Yoshihiro is the best.
Amazing Review by Sarah Ravitz
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Amazing knife. Crazy sharp out of the box has quickly become by go to knife in my knife bag. good for cooks with smaller hands.
Love this knife!!! Review by R. Thomas
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Bought this knife for my wife as an early Christmas present and I did good! She loves it. I love it. It's beautiful to look at, feels good in the hand, and is sharp as a razor. Not sure what else is needed? Maybe a stand-alone display case could come with it so it can be shown off when not in use?

This makes a great gift and an even better kitchen tool.
Amazing Knife Review by Gbudd
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Don't look at this knife for to long it will make you crazy! Just order it! The arrival time from the date of purchase was shockingly fast. Once open, i was amazed that the handle of the knife fit my large framed hand. This knife holds as beautifully as it looks and is far beyond functional. I will never again look to anything other than the fine knives offered by Yoshihiro! I look forward to using this knife day to day, and can't wait to order another!
very pleased Review by gb
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I purchased two Yoshihro knives. They are both beautiful and functional - a real joy to use. I was a little concerned about spending so much for knives I had only seen in a picture but I am glad that I risked it. They arrived promptly and well packaged.
Excellent craftsmenship, extremely sharp, love it! Review by Ivo
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This knife just screams quality. The balance is perfect, it fits very well in your hand. The knife is extremely sharp and well made. It is just beautiful to look at. I look forward to adding more knifes from Yoshihiro to my collection. I am one very satisfied customer!
great Review by yamgkuku
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i love this knife! very sharp and beautiful. I would recommend my friend to buy one.
I would probably buy some other knife with the same brand.
A Knife that "Takes an Edge" Review by Neil F. Brosnahan
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Just received my Gyuto knife and it seemed rather dull on arrival. The first thing I did was to sharpen it and I'm happy to report that this knife really "takes an edge". It sharpened to a razor-edge! I've been using Shun knives for years and never have been able to get them as sharp. The knife is very well balanced and the slightly larger handle grip fits my hand perfectly. It may be too large for a woman's hand. I use the knife for making tropical fruit salads. Most tropical fruits have soft flesh and require a very sharp knife not to crush the fruit while slicing it into small pieces. I rate this knife excellent and highly recommend it to anyone who needs a a knife that will truly "take an edge".
An affordable Damascus worthy for your kitchen Review by AncientOracle
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I ordered this as a wedding present for my little sister and my future-brother-in-law who like me, is a gastronomic explorer. I saw the items they've received, however I yet to see a proper 8" blade to work with. Yoshihiro is a company rich with history, quality surpasses anything one could hope for and the attention to detail, nothing was missed. The handle has this amazing wood-grain, the blade, dreamy, perfectly balanced and a price point that you can't cry about.

Do yourself a a favor, stop looking at it, buy it already!
The best knife i have ever owned Review by Kate
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I am not a knife pro, but I love to cook and several years ago decided to upgrade my knives. I started by getting a Shun 8 inch chef knife which I love. I still use the Shun all the time, but the Yoshihiro has become my go to knife. It is a bit more comfortably for me to use then the Shun, perhaps because it is an inch shorter and in general it just fits well in my hand. I have now had this knife for almost a year and use it several times a day. It is extremely sharp and stays so for a long time. Overall, a great buy!
Awesome Review by Jhem
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What a great knife! Im a professional chef, first japanese knife. I don't think I'll ever buy German steel again, espacially at this price!. This knife is as functional as it is beautifull. What a value.
Awesome Review by Jhem
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What a great knife! Im a professional chef, first japanese knife. I don't think I'll ever buy German steel again, espacially at this price!. This knife is as functional as it is beautifull. What a value.

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