Masutani Hamono

Echizen VG-10 18CM Gyuto

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Masutani Hamono is a well known fourth generation blacksmith. Furthermore, he is brother of the owner of Ryusen Hamono.  Kunio Masutani , 増谷 訓生, is a small knife maker located in Echizen, (the “Knife City” of Japan).  Kunio Masutani has more than 30 years of knife-making experience. Mr. Masutani’s philosophy is to make affordable and practical kitchen knives intended to be used in everyday households. His attention to detail of the cutting performance & ease of maintenance as well as the aesthetic quality are unmatched. 

This Gyuto is crafted from a VG-10 stainless steel core, clad in an SUS405 stainless steel with Tsuchime finish. The thin blade allows for precise & smooth cuts. The half tang Pakkawood western-style handle is comfortable with an approachable price. Gyuto (Chef Knife) is multipurpose and offers some of the most versatile cutting applications ranging from vegetable prep to meat and fish butchery. You will find that a Gyuto has a curved blade that allows for back and forth rocking, and quick and agile slicing.


  • Knife Type: Gyuto
  • Size: 18cm / 7inch
  • Blade Material: VG-10 Tsuchime
  • Edge Grind 50:50 Double-Bevel
  • Rockwell Scale: 60-61
  • Handle: Pakkawood Western, Half Tang
  • Bolster: Stainless Steel
  • Origin: Masutani Hamono 訓平 作, Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, Japan