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Myojin Riki  |  SKU: MYOJ_G3KTM_GY210EB

Tetsujin Ginsan Kasumi Gyuto 210mm Ebony Handle

$489.95
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Last Update: 2024-04-15T01:00:47Z

Detailed Specifications
Line Tetsujin Ginsan Kasumi
Profile Gyuto / Chefs Knife
Bevel Type Double Bevel
Weight 172 g        6.07 oz
Edge Length 200 mm   .7.87 inch
Heel Height 45 mm     .1.77 inch
Width @ Spine 3.0 mm     0.12 inch
Width @ Mid 2.6 mm     0.1 inch
Width @ 1cm from Tip 0.6 mm     0.02 inch
Steel Ginsan / Silver #3 | Stainless
Blade Construction Sanmai - Stainless Clad
Hardness (HRC) 60 - 62
Surface Finish Kasumi
Handle Octagonal Ebony
Region Tosa
Best for
  • Pro chefs
  • Students
  • First-timers
    • Free shipping for knives over AU$200 Australia wide.
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    The Tetsujin Ginsan shares the same quality of all the other Tetsujin lines: excellent cutting performance with a sturdy in hand feel yet glides through ingridents effortlessly.

    In case you are not familar with the Tetsujin brand, it is a collaboration between two friends and colleagues: Toru Tamura and Naohito Myojin of Myojin Riki. 

    Blacksmith: Toru Tamura (田村 徹)

    Sharpener: Naohito Myojin (明神 直人)

    Pros Cons
  • Budget friendly
  • Great for professionals
  • Thin behind the edge
  • Non-premium steel

  • Care Instruction
    1. Don't cut hard things! Japanese knives are brittle so bone hacking is a NO NO!
    2. Wash with netural detergent after use, and wipe dry;
    3. Please don't wash knife with dishwasher, it will damage the wood handle;
    4. Be careful not to leave the knife close to a heat source for a long time;
    5. It is a lot more dangerous to cut with a blunt knife than a sharp knife!
    6. It is best to sharpen a Japanese knife regularly on a waterstone.

    Myojin Riki

    The Myojin Riki Manufacturing, established by a founder who mastered his skills in Osaka, the heartland of blade-making, has been operational for over 80 years. Specializing in knives made from steel and iron, they've recently focused on stainless steel knives, valued for their light weight, resistance to rust, and exceptional sharpness. These knives are popular among both professionals and general consumers, partly due to their application of the "stacked steel pattern" traditionally found in swords. The second generation continues to innovate, customizing products to meet users' needs, while also contributing to cultural preservation through their involvement with local traditional performances and blade repairs.

    • Profile: Gyuto

      Chefs Knife

      A Japanese chef's knife is known as a gyuto (牛刀 ぎゅうとう) gyūtō?), literally meaning 'beef knife'. Its blade resembles a flatter version of a French chef's knife. Japanese cutlery is known for sharpness due to its acute blade geometry, and the hardness of the steel used, sometimes exceeding 60 HRC on the Rockwell Scale A typical western chef's knife may be sharpened to an edge angle of 20-22°, while a Japanese gyuto generally has a sharper edge angle of 15-18° (or even lower), which requires a harder, more brittle grade of steel. In recent years Japanese gyuto have gained in popularity with western chefs.

      A modern chef's knife is a multi-purpose knife designed to perform well at many differing kitchen tasks, rather than excelling at any one in particular. It can be used for mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, slicing meat, and disjointing large cuts.

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    • Steel: Ginsan / Silver #3

      Ginsan steel, also known as Silver 3 or G3 steel, is a type of stainless steel used in high-quality kitchen knives. It is appreciated for its ability to offer the traditional feel and sharpness of carbon steel while providing the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Ginsan steel contains a moderate amount of carbon, chromium, and other alloying elements that ensure a good balance between edge retention and ease of sharpening. This steel is particularly favored for its fine grain structure, which allows for a very sharp edge, and its resistance to rust makes it a popular choice among professional chefs and home cooks who seek the performance of carbon steel without the maintenance challenges. Ginsan steel knives are known for their durability, ease of care, and excellent cutting performance, making them a preferred option for those looking for high-quality stainless steel cutlery.

      Manufacturer:

      • Hitachi Special Steel, Japan

      Nature: Stainless

      Hardness: 60- 62

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    • Construction: Sanmai - Stainless Clad

      Sanmai(Three-Piece) is a common construction for double bevel knives where two pieces of softer cladding steel are forgewelded to each side of a harder core steel. The harder but more brittle core steel will form the hard cutting edge after heat treating, and the softer cladding will support the core to increase the overall strength of the blade.

      The soft cladding enables the thinning process to be a lot easier than a honyaki or monosteel construction. And in the case where the cladding steel are stainless in nature, it can offer protection for the carbon or semi-stainless cores against rusting and discoluoring.

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    • Finish: Kasumi

      A Kasumi finish refers to a traditional Japanese blade-finishing technique used on knives, particularly those made from a combination of soft iron and harder steel. The term "Kasumi" means "mist" in Japanese, aptly describing the hazy, matte appearance achieved on the blade's bevel where the two metals meet. This effect is not only aesthetic but also showcases the craftsmanship involved in blending these materials, highlighting the skill in creating a knife that is both beautiful and functional.

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    • Handle Specs

      Profile: Octagonal WA

      Material:

      • Ebony

      This handle, crafted from a single piece of ebony, exemplifies minimalist elegance and functional design. Its unique octagonal shape, featuring a subtle taper, offers a comfortable grip and a visually appealing geometric profile. The ebony wood, known for its deep, rich color and durability, has been meticulously milled from a single block, ensuring a seamless construction that highlights the wood's natural beauty and grain. The handle's surface has been highly polished, achieving a glossy finish that not only enhances the ebony's luxurious dark hue but also provides a smooth, tactile experience for the user. This design choice reflects a minimalist approach, focusing on simplicity, quality, and usability. The combination of the octagonal shape with the taper adds a modern twist to the classic material, making it a standout piece that blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics.

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    Myojin Riki

    Tetsujin Ginsan Kasumi Gyuto 210mm Ebony Handle

    $489.95

     Tetsujin Kasumi is the "budget" version of the well-known Tanryusen line. 

    Same as Tanryusen, this Blue 2 Kasumi line is forged by Toru Tamura (田村 徹) and sharpened by Naohito Myojin (明神 直人).

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    Naohito Myojin (明神 直人) is a young sharpener based in Kochi prefecture. While his workshop Myojin Riki Seisakusho is probably not as famous as the established brands from Sakai and Echizen, he is the sharpener behind some of the very famous knife lines in the industry; noteabley the Tetsujin brand and the 'Fujiyama' line by Konosuke. 

    Naohito Myojin Sharpening

    I think 'refined' is the best word to describe Naohito's work: while featuring proven cutting performance, his knife has some of the best finishes out there. The spine is nicely chamfered, choil is well polished. By engraving his name Naohito on to the knivves, you can tell that he must be really proud of his work, and I trust you will enjoy his knife as well. 


    Naohito Myojin Portrait

    Measurements 

      210 mm 240 mm 270 mm
    Weight 190 g 234 g
    Total Length
    385 g
    Tip to Heel Length 200 mm 235 mm 260 mm
    Blade Height at Heel
    49.9 mm 53.5 mm
    Width of Spine Above Heel
    3.1 mm 3.1 mm
    Width of Spine at Middle of Blade
    2.3 mm 2.8 mm
    Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip
    0.9 mm 1.2 mm

     Steel: Blue 2 core with soft iron cladding


    Hardness: HRC 62-63


    Handle Design: Teak handle and  horn ferrule, with options


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