Kanjo Kori R2 Gyuto 210mm . "Kori" means "Ice" and this beautiful knife made with top of the line R2 steel has a beautiful icy look to the blade with a unique handle and blade combinations.
During a trip to Japan a few years ago I met young up-and-coming knife maker, Kanjo Tsukahara. He had been working with his father, Tsukahara-san, for just five years but he asked if he could design some knives for our customers in the USA.
Fast forward a few years, and we are now able to present the results of this collaboration. The Kanjo kori is a unique knife to our site made with R2 steel clad in stainless steel that gives a dramatic look to the blade. The knife is fully stainless and has excellent heat treatment and grinds that make quick work when cutting food.
Fit and finish on these knives is excellent. The knife also comes with a new grey/black handle that looks great on the dramatic blade.
I was drawn to this knife by both the appearance a s well as the fact that it was R-2 metallurgy. Received the knife in a timely manner (thanks CKTG). Upon open it up, found that the appearance was what I expected, the F&F was outstanding and the OTB sharpness top notch (8out of 10). After using the knife I found that it sharpens easily, hold the edge for a long time, and was a real pleasure to use. Don't hesitate transitioning to R-2/SG2 (same powdered metal steel) - as good as it gets.