"Knife Mecca" - The Market for Knife Makers & Knife Collectors

The Gyuto Knife or "Cow Sword" is the most popular Japanese style knife in the world.

Popularity of the Gyuto knife may be largely due to the diversity of the blade's use - it is an "all purpose" knife much like a Western "chefs knife."

When compared with a classic Western chefs knife the Gyuto knife is lighter in weight (largely due to the half tang handle), stronger (due to carbon imposed on the core) and sharper.

For those beginning a collection of Japanese designed knives the Gyuto knife seems the perfect place to start.