Gyuto literally means 'cow leaf'. The gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of the Western chef's knife. Because of the versatile design you can use this knife to cut meat, fish and vegetables or use it to chop herbs.
Itamae literally means: for the cutting board. This collection is comprised of five different knife styles: the Petty, Funayuki, Nakiri, Bunka Bocho and Gyuto. Made in Japan according to the demanding Spyderco norms. The tapered shape of the spine of the blade towards the tip is characteristic for this knife. Each blade is enhanced with a core made from Aogami Super Blue steel surrounded by layers of SUS410 steel. Because of this classic construction the outer layers protect the ultra-hard carbon steel core.
Spyderco Itamae-collection handle
Spyderco used a great material for the handle. The brown-black burl G10 looks organic and makes these kitchen knives extra special. This G10 handle is different from the normal G10 we have seen on other Spyderco knives. Normal G10 is comprised of stacked layers of glass fibres with epoxy. This brown-black burl G10 is made by mixing different colour glass fibres. As such you are left with a very interesting random pattern. This G10, when compared to many Spyderco's, is also enhanced with a smooth surface. It is nice and glossy and it makes the handle extra special. It is also good to know that the brown-black burl G10 handle can very per model. As a result the version you receive can deviate from the pictures.