Average rating is 4.8
Really nice knife.0.3
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.
By: Nicholas MillerMinneapolis, MN
This has a great profile.0.3
Wonderful grind, great edge retention, good height and excellent weight.
I use it on the line when my 240s 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.
By: jonNantucket, MA
Liked it so much i decided to get the 240 gyuto as well.0.3
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.0.3