The Kohetsu AS Honesuki is made with stainless cladding over Aogami Super steel which is a fantastic carbon steel for kitchen knives. The alloy is hardened to an HRC of 64. The stainless cladding protects the blade from corrosion and makes for easy maintenance. The exposed AS steel edge needs to be kept dry but will develop a patina over time which will aid in its protection.
The honesuki style of knife is used for boning work, mostly for poultry. But many cooks find the knife useful for a wide variety of cutting chores in the kitchen. The triangular shape and sharp point enable the user to get into places other blades simply cannot reach. Itís the kind of knife that once used will become a go-to blade.
The handle is made with ho wood in an octagonal shape with a buffalo horn ferrule.
Please note, the knife sharpener intentionally thins the edges of these knives to make them perform better, especially on the tip area. Often times you will see a hazy/cloudy scratch pattern as a result. This is not a defect. He is doing you a favor by putting in extra work. Please look at the 4th photo on this page to see it.
We have created the Kohetsu line with a simple philosophy of providing a well made and straightforward knife at a super competitive price. High quality and high value are what defines the brand. Once you try this fun knife we trust you will agree with us.
I bought my first copy of this knife a couple of years ago as an alternative to using my larger laser gyuto for deboning chicken and fish. I have large hands so I liked the extra room at the heel of the blade to get some clearance above the cutting board, better for me than a typical paring knife. Over time I started reaching for this small gem more and more often for small cutting and slicing tasks. I even let my wife use it. It became her favorite for ALL cutting purposes - she has small hands and is "afraid" to use my 240 and 270 gyutos. (That's OK by me). The second copy I just purchased is for my daughter-in-law, who, like me, is the main food prep and chef in the house. This knife takes a razor edge easily, stays sharp, and "melts" through virtually any cutting or small slicing/chopping task. A best buy!
Sharp 10 of 10 out of the box, a super handy knife. For a knife of this sice, the handle feels a litte bit bulky for me. After handle got wet, it needed some fine sanding and oil. None the less a perfect knife. Thank you, Dieter
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