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Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon Santoku Knife 16.5cm

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This Santoku knife has a black Micarta handle inlaid with a Samurai family crest, a 63 degrees Rockwell and includes wooden sheath. Made in Japan

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Since its establishment in 1932, Yaxell has been one of the major knife manufacturers in Japan.

They have been contributing to the improvement of kitchen culture by supplying superior quality kitchen knives inherited with ancient sword smiths’ traditional skills. Yaxell knives are used by the top chefs all over the world and are becoming more and more popular also among discerning hobby chefs.

History and Tradition

The outstanding edge of the Yaxell knives has been achieved by combining the best of advanced technology with the unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of the craftsmen making these professional kitchen knives. Their skills have been cultivated in traditional Japanese sword making techniques, handed down from generation to generation over seven centuries in Seki, Japan, the capital of swords and knives.

Special heat treatment through accurate temperature control

Yaxell blades are heated in a kiln to a very high temperature and then ice-hardened. Then, they are again tempered using high temperature to make the blade strong and durable with a long-lasting performance. At the same time, this special heat treatment makes the blade corrosion resistant. The blade is hardened to Rockwell 62-63 degrees for SG2 core knives and Rockwell 60-61 degrees for VG10 core knives.


  • SG2 Micro-Carbide Powder Stainless Steel Cutting Core
  • 193-layer blade
  • Black Micarta Handle inlaid with a Samurai family crest
  • 63 degrees Rockwell
  • Includes wooden sheath
  • Hand made in Seki City, Japan
  • Hand wash only


The Range

The Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon was created as an upgraded model of the Super Gou 161 layers – the 2017 No.1 rated knife by wiki.ezvid.com USA. From the SG2 Micro-Carbide powder stainless steel cutting core to the 193-layer blade and its elegant black micarta handle with the inlaid samurai family crest, every element featured in this range makes it one of Yaxell’s top ranges. The blade hardness is 63 Rockwell. Exceptionally beautiful and perfectly crafted, Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon delivers supreme performance and is a pleasure to use. On the blade, four Japanese Characters are hand-engraved meaning ‘Super GOU, the Samurai Spirit ’. YPSILON – the model’s name – comes from the letter ‘Y’ in the German language. The Y represents the Yaxell logo. A nice looking wooden Katana sheath is included in the product.

The Knife

The Super Gou Ypsilon 16.5cm Santoku Knife with its slight belly curve enables the cook to rock the blade slightly and makes the Santoku as easy to use as a chef’s knife. With its superior sharp blade and cutting performance, your kitchen chores will be effortless. A Santoku Knife is a multipurpose Asian style knife with a wide, razor-sharp blade. The word Santoku is a Japanese word meaning “three virtues”, perfect for meat, fish and vegetables.


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