Loosely translated, Gyuto means “cow sword”. It was given this name as the original use for this knife was cutting large cuts of beef. A Gyuto Knife is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef's knife. It always has curved blade profile, which allows for doing a rock motion when slicing or chopping. And its pointy tip helps assists with getting into hard to reach places.
A Gyuto will take care of most of the chopping, slicing, and dicing you’ll perform in the kitchen. They are multi purpose knives intended to handle as many tasks as possible.
Many home cooks can handle most daily jobs in the kitchen with one versatile knife like a Gyuto. It’s one of the first knives you have to have in your kitchen.