Don't forget these...
Just like anything in the world, Japanese kitchen knives go through waves and trends. Right now, you'd have to be blind not to notice that there is lots of buzz around Satoshi Nakagawa blades sharpened by the well respected Myojin Naohito. In case you aren't familiar with Satoshi Nakagawa, Nakagawa-san's teacher was none other than the famous Kenichi Shiraki of Shiraki Hamono. As for Myojin-san, same thing you'll see his name these days collaborating with some of the most well respected blacksmiths like Yoshikazu Tanaka for example.
With both these titans in their respective fields, even the plainest looking of blades would outperform your wildest dreams. Here they took the opposite approach. Despite maybe not recognizing they are masters in their fields, though the whole world knows it, their join offering is a tremendously attractive Damascus patterned knife with a core of Blue Steel #1. Blue steel is often preferred by those who want a little less reactivity than their white steel knives, yet with very similar cutting performance.
A 210mm gyuto is by far one of our most popular knife styles and length. Whether you are a home cook or a busy on the line professional chef, there's just something about 210mm that fits the sweet spot for most. Kind of like having a shoe that's half a size larger so when you decide to put on a warmer pair of socks, the shoe still fits seamlessly. To tie it back to knives, what we mean is, 210mm is a very versatile length which belongs in any kitchen!
Trust us, in this case having a knife of this calibre with no handle is a gift not a curse. Match this true work of genius with a custom handle of your choosing here.
Brand: Nakagawa x Myojin
Blacksmith: Nakagawa Satoshi
Sharpener: Naohito Myojin
Core Steel: Blue (Aogami) #1 Carbon Steel
Cladding: Iron Damascus
Blade length: 210mm
Handle: Blade only