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Kohetsu Aogami Super Santoku 180mm
Kohetsu Aogami Super Santoku 180mm
Kohetsu Aogami Super Santoku 180mm

Kohetsu Aogami Super Santoku 180mm

Item #: CAS-S180

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Our Price: $150.00
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CKTG Santoku Saya A
Usually ships the same business day
The proper name of this knife is santoku-bocho, or bunkabocho. In Japanese, santoku means knife of the three virtues. This refers to its ability to perform the three acts of chopping, slicing, and dicing. Some chefs believe the santoku is more versatile than a nakiri, its only real competitor, in the home kitchen. The santoku has a relatively short blade, up to 200mm, and a rounded tip with a slight point. It is made with a two-sided, symmetrical 50:50 grind.

The Kohetsu AS santoku is one of the knives made exclusively for CKTG. We have specified a hardness of 64 HRC which we feel is a good number for this popular steel. It will thus hold a sharp edge longer but will take a bit more effort to sharpen. The core steel is clad in stainless steel for added strength and ease of daily maintenance.

A nicely finished ho wood handle featuring a traditional octagonal shape means this knife is light and easy to hold while being suitable for right- and left-handed users.

  • Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 183 mm (7.23")
  • Overall Length: 318 mm (12.5")
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.2 mm

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Product Review, September 7, 2014
    Posted By: Alfred - verified customer

    Great blade for a great price!

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    4  Product Review, June 5, 2014
    Posted By: N. - verified customer

    I'm a line cook and I'm using this knife for work. I'm very pleased with my purchase; it feels much less hefty than the Shuns my coworkers favor and I really like the shape of the blade itself. Superb edge. Only reason I give it 4 stars as opposed to five is that I think it's possible there might be less blade friction if there was more polish on the SS cladding, but I'm sure that's a modification that could be made after market.

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    5  Product Review, March 1, 2014
    Posted By: jon - verified customer

    Liked it so much
    i decided to get the 240 gyuto as well.

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    5  Product Review, February 13, 2014
    Posted By: Nicholas Miller - verified customer

    This has a great profile.
    Wonderful grind, great edge retention, good height and excellent weight.

    I use it on the line when my 240's are too big to fit and it's a great small batch prep knife as well, I frequently use it when doing bruinoise shallots.

    This one has me tempted to buy the rest of this line as my knife kit. Love the knife you won't find better for the price range.

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    5  Product Review, October 21, 2013
    Posted By: Michael - verified customer

    Really nice knife.
    Thin grind, hard steel and well balanced. What more could one want?
    It is also light and the out-of-the-box edge is respectable.
    (didn't stop me from refining the edge on my leather strops though; achieved shaving sharpness with just a few strokes)

    All in all i think that not many other Santokus in this price category can go toe-to-toe with this Kohetsu and live to tell the tale.

    Blade angle seems to be below the 15° that so many Richmond knives have. Maybe 11° or 12° but this is only a rough estimate.

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