Discipline, precision, honour - All traits of the Master Samurai. It also sums-up a chef quite well when you think about it. With Hinoki\u2019s S1 Gyuto Chef\u2019s Knife, you can experience the very best of both worlds. Just don\u2019t perform Seppuku if the meal doesn\u2019t turn out right.\r\n\r\nThe Gyuto Chef\u2019s Knife is hand-forged by Master Japanese Bladesmiths, using the purest steel similar to what\u2019s used in traditional Japanese swords.\r\n\r\nGyuto Chef\u2019s Knife is Hinoki\u2019s flagship blade featuring all-black carbon steel, beautiful chamfered edges and a hand-sculpted cutting edge which culminate in a knife of unparalleled beauty and performance.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nUtilising 131 precise steps, Hinoki begins with a secret technique to render the blade a stunning black. Forged at temperatures reaching 1,000\u00b0C, the malleable steel is then repeatedly hammered to minimise impurities, ensuring tensile strength and realising its iconic shape.\r\n\r\nMaster Sharpeners spend countless hours honing the precision cutting edge, on a variety of different wet stones, each contributing distinct benefits to its final sharpness.\r\n\r\nAustralian Master Woodworkers meticulously hand-carve each wooden handle, utilising Japanese and Scandinavian techniques. Buyers can choose between Charred Walnut, American Walnut or European Oak.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFinally, the knife is crowned by a blackened steel bolster, adding a discreet accent to the textural variations of the wood.\r\n\r\nHinoki also invites you to further personalise the knife with initials discreetly engraved at the base. The Hinoki S1 Gyuto Chef\u2019s Knife is available now and priced from AU $499.\r\n\r\nHinoki\u2019s mission is to craft thirty, highly-refined kitchen essentials to inspire the mind, stimulate the senses and ultimately enhance the way we live. We can\u2019t wait to see how the other 29 turn out.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.