This beautiful set of German Stainless Steel knives includes a Gyuto, a Santoku and a Petty / Utility knife. This is the perfect set whether you are an experienced cook or just starting out on your culinary journey.
The set includes:
- 8" Gyuto / Chef Knife
- 7" Santoku
- 5" Petty / Utility Knife
Made from German 1.4116 stainless steel.
Made from ebony wood.
Made in China.
About Gyuto Knives
The Gyuto (牛刀) in all-rounder and is the Japanese equivalent of the classic French chef’s knife. It can be used for meat, vegetables and fish. The name Gyuto literally means “beef-sword”, as it was originally designed for cutting chunks of meat. When preparing vegetables, it is used by chopping or thrust-cutting near the heel of the knife. It is also used to rock-chop stiffer produce and to make fine cuts at the tip of the knife. It is used for many different cuts of meat. For larger cuts it is used to saw back and forth, to pull-cut softer meats, and push-cut more muscular cuts of meat. The pointed tip makes it useful for detailed work.
|Blade length||21.0 cm|
|Total length||34.0 cm|
|Blade Height||5.25 cm|
About Santoku Knives
Santoku (三德) translates as "three virtues". The name relates to the versatility of this blade shape, for instance for vegetables, meat or fish. It is the best-selling shape of blade in Japan. The design is a mix between a Gyuto and Nakiri.
Traditionally, it has a very flat blade profile, although recently companies have begun making more curved blades to cater to western habits. Since they are flatter, the wrist is in a more natural position and the shoulder does not need to be raised as high when using this knife, so you do not require as much room to cut.
|Blade length||18.0 cm|
|Total length||31.0 cm|
|Blade Height||4.88 cm|
About Petty Knives
Petty knives are a small general-purpose knife that is used for peeling, shaping and slicing fruit and vegetables. It is also used for chopping hers and making garnishes. The knife is very nimble and easy to control because of its small size and narrow blade. It is therefore the ideal knife for making precise cuts.
|Blade length||13.3 cm|
|Total length||24.5 cm|
|Blade Height||3.25 cm|
CARE AND USE INSTRUCTIONS
- Suitable for use on fish, meats and vegetables.
- Do not use on frozen foods or bones. The blades could chip or break.
- Only use natural wood or plastic cutting boards. Never use stone, glass or other rigid cutting surfaces.
- Hand wash with warm soapy water, rinse clean and dry after each use.
- Avoid prolonged immersion in liquids (water, solvents, etc).
- Do not clean in the dishwasher.
- Sharpen using a whetstone or a quality knife sharpener.
- Store your knife in a dry place.
- Given the right conditions, any steel can rust. If you are in a humid climate or coastal region it is important to keep your knife's blade protected with a quality knife oil.
- As a minimum, wipe the blade with oil, 3 to 4 times a year to stop rust forming (more often if near water). We recommend Tsubaki oil (Japanese Camellia Oil) which has been used for centuries by Japanese knife makers to protect all types of steel.