Yamahide Iwai Blue Steel Gyuto Chef Knife - Wa Handle 210mm Stainless-Clad

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In addition to having your knife performance tuned (sharpened & straightened) before it ships, you will received a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $10-$16 value). We also extend the manufacturers warranty to discount repair of damage caused by the user.

This is a high-carbon steel chef knife designed to cut produce and boneless meats.

Characteristics: Excellent Edge-retention, increased durability, heavier than average, part of blade will tarnish, handle best for right-handed person

Yamahide knives are hand-forged in Seki City, Japan.

The blades are clad Aogami #1 Japanese steel (aka Blue Steel). 

The handle is "D" shaped rosewood and ebony.

The best sharpening tools for Japanese knives are leather strops and fine whetstones.

Japanese chef knives are brittle and the blades can chip if not handled carefully. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust and corrode if not dried promptly and kept dry.