Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 210mm
Introducing a Chefknivestogo Exclusive! Kohetsu HAP40 knives are a new line that will appeal to the performance customer that wants unmatched edge retention. HAP40 is a semi stainless, Powdered High Speed Steel that takes and holds an edge better than any other steel available on our site. We think it holds the potential to become one of the best steels on the market for the production of high quality kitchen knives. Hitachi manufactures this steel and it contains abundant amounts of hard elements like W (Tungsten), Mo(molybdenum), V(Vanadium) & Co(Cobalt) As a result, it can be hardened to 65-66 HRC and will hold it's edge an amazingly long time. These are western handled knives with Mahogany scales and stainless steel bolsters.
Excellent knife! I needed something my wife would not have to maintain like my carbon steel knives. The blade height is not high enough to keep my man knuckles off the cutting board,but fits her quite nicely. The edge is quite impressive out of the box slicing through newspaper as fast as you can push it with no hesitation and it falls right through food. I have been using it as a home cook for about a week with no noticeable drop in performance and no sharpening. It dropped one star because of the grind,it is not quite convex enough to prevent food from sticking to it. Well worth the money,buy it!
Excellent knife,fit and finish is very good. The knife came sharp out of the box and holds its edge for a long time,thanks to the Hap40 steel. Performance is also very good,the knife is thin behind the edge and the grinds are good. A+ on this Gyuto,highly recommend.
This is a great knife because it glides through hard veggies without effort. That is,of course,due mostly to the thinness of the blade. I haven’t used it long enough to saying anything about how well the steel stays sharp or how easy it is to sharpen. Mine is still wickedly sharp. It’s no secret that ultra hard particle steel knives will lose that insanely sharp edge somewhat quickly,but will hold a still very sharp edge for an equally insanely long time. This suits me just fine.
My knife is very light and the fit and finish are excellent. The blade height of only around 45mm doesn’t provide much room for knuckle clearance. It fits me just fine but it may bother some folks with very large hands.