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Kohetsu HAP40 Western Gyuto 240mm
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Kohetsu HAP40 Western Gyuto 240mm Kohetsu HAP40 Western Gyuto 240mmKohetsu HAP40 Western Gyuto 240mmKohetsu HAP40 Western Gyuto 240mm

Kohetsu HAP40 Western Gyuto 240mm

Item #: CHP-G240

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(5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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Knives made from powder metallurgy steel are relatively new. The powder metallurgy HSS steel HAP40 manufactured by Hitachi can be hardened up to between 64 and 68 Rockwell. We chose 65-66 HRC. It is a fine grained steel that takes a very sharp edge. But of greater note is its almost supernatural ability to hold that edge. No other steel on the CKTG site gets even close to HAP40 in terms of edge retention. We have just started working with this remarkable steel and so far have been blown away by its strengths and abilities.

The fourth knife in the new line of HAP40 knives by Kohetsu is this great looking 240mm gyuto. Its 50mm height places it about average compared to other 240mm gyutos, while its 2.5mm thick blade (at the heel) and 8.4oz weight are also typical for this type and style of knife. Whatís not average is its performance, especially related to ease of edge maintenance. It has a nice progressive grind which Mr. Tsukahara grinds more on the right side than the left and he feathers and thins out the tip for nice cutting performance that will work well for left and right handed users. I shot a video of him sharpening these knives that you can view at the bottom of this page.

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.

If you seek a blade to keep on ticking after a shift-long licking then this outstanding kitchen knife just might be the answer to your needs. Finished with a mahogany Western style handle and stainless bolster, it looks good too! A CKTG exclusive.

  • Weight: 8.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 240 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.5 mm
  • Blade Height: 49.5 mm

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    5  Voodoo Steel Stallion, September 9, 2016
    Posted By: Kurt Peeters - verified customer

    Absolutely love this knife. The flat heel profile is perfect for chopping but is rounded enough near the belly/tip to get some height with the tip still on the board. The steel is top notch. After receiving the knife I stropped the blade with some high micron compound and the thing was flying through magazine paper like butter. I have been using it for about two weeks now and haven't even thought of sharpening it because the edge holding is phenomenal. If you are looking for a workhorse knife with fantastic edge holding, fit and finish, and flatter heel profile for chopping, this is a no-brainer. I like to sharpen blades quite a bit but nothing bothers me more than having to go downstairs and sharpen a knife when I'm hungry! Don't have to worry about this anymore...Thanks for the great offering and excellent customer service Mark.

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    5  Amazing, July 13, 2016
    Posted By: Robert Compagnon - verified customer

    Have only good things to say about chefknivestogo, and about this amazing knife. Speed of delivery, care, service, and of course the quality of knives and products never cease to amaze me. Thank you!

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    5  Killer, November 14, 2015
    Posted By: The Magic Bear

    This is an excellent, excellent knife. It is thin enough that it can do quite delicate work without wedging open food, but still beefy enough that you are by no means scared to use it on something bigger. You can crack open winter squash and then go right into your herb mise no problem, same knife. I can't speak to how its going to sharpen, but the previous commenter was right in that this edge just doesn't roll. I'm commenting because I was informed that if you harass/show interest enough at they'll stock the 270mm version which I want crazy bad now. Hands down my favorite knife.

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    5  best knife ive ever owned!!!, September 14, 2015
    Posted By: job herrera

    sharpest knife with the best edge straight out of the box, its also very beautiful handle and edge retention is no joke!! my fiance got me this knife as abirthday gift and has easily become my go to for work and home use,it out cuts my globals and miyabis and dare i say even better than the hiromoto aogami ... only downside is now i ony wanna use this knife , and nothing else really comes close , i might have to ask for the nakiri and the 210mm for xmas

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    5  Product Review, May 7, 2014
    Posted By: Wes - verified customer

    I've only had this one a week, but I'm already very impressed. I've banged it on the board a little and it is apparent that the edge on this knife just will not roll.

    It's a fairly heavy knife, and quite stiff. I think I understand why Mark went with a western handle out of the gate - this is not a delicate knife. On the other hand it is very thin - thinner, I'm surprised to see, than my Moritaka 210 gyuto.

    I think this would be great for anyone who wanted an all-purpose knife that doesn't have to be babied, and that takes and keeps a super-sharp edge without having to be sharpened too frequently. Which is exactly what I wanted, and got!

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    5  Product Review, April 20, 2014
    Posted By: Lawrence yeung - verified customer

    This knife is just incredible I first ordered the nakiri version and the edge retention was just so phenomenal i just had to order the 240mm version, it lasted 3 weeks without having to hone it on my ceramic. In my opinion better than my $600 Takamura. This is the knife of the future guys. Even at rockwell 66 this knife doesn't chip

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