Gohumanosuke Yoshihiro

Inox 22cm Chinese Chef Knife

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Introducing the Càidāo, 菜刀, a kitchen knife that seamlessly blends Chinese culinary tradition with modern craftsmanship. Translating from Chinese to English as "Kitchen Knife" or "Vegetable Knife," the Càidāo is essentially a Chinese-style Chef Knife, offering versatile functionality similar to Western Chef Knives and Gyutos.

This culinary workhorse excels in chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing tasks. Its tall profile adds a unique dimension, allowing for efficient scooping. The substantial blade heft allows for the use of the spine to tenderize meat, showcasing its versatility. Despite its square profile, it's essential to clarify that this is not a meat cleaver, as the thinner blade is not designed for heavy strikes on bone.

The Chinese-style Chef Knife, often referred to as a Chinese Cleaver, stands out during food preparation with its tall profile and curved camber, effortlessly handling slicing, dicing, and chopping tasks. Crafted from AUS-8A stainless steel, this knife undergoes precise heat treatment and tempering, achieving a razor-sharp edge that maintains its sharpness over an extended period.

Yoshihiro blade smiths enhance the knife's properties by incorporating Molybdenum for hardness, toughness, corrosion resistance, and high tensile strength. The addition of Vanadium contributes to strength, toughness, and heat resistance, promoting a fine grain structure for even wear resistance.

Designed as a single-piece forged knife with a full tang, the Càidāo boasts a western-style Rosewood handle. This handle not only adds a touch of elegance but also ensures comfort, durability, and toughness, making the Càidāo an indispensable tool in any kitchen. Elevate your culinary experience with the fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern design in this exceptional Chinese-style Chef's Knife.

    • Material: AUS-8A Stainless Steel
    • Forging Construction: Mono Steel
    • Size: 22cm/8.66 inch
    • Rockwell Hardness Scale: HRC 59
    • Knife Type: 
  • Càidāo, Chinese Chef Knife 
  • Stainless: Yes
  • Handle: Western, Rosewood , Full Tang
  • Wood Saya Cover: Included
  • Edge Angle: Double Edge/Western
  • Origin: Yamawaki Manufacturing, Sakai, Japan