CKTG is the only place where you can purchase these high-value, high-performance Kohetsu knives. Featuring a very well-executed and thin grind, these AS blades are hardened to a Rockwell of 64. The stainless cladding reinforces the core steel and adds a protective layer to the carbon steel. The exposed edge will develop a patina after a while, adding further protection to the blade. The blade has a thinner than average grind and a 60/40 asymmetrical edge.
The Kohetsu AS brand is a great introduction to Japanese carbon steel. It is relatively easy to keep sharp with minimal reactivity. We make these knives with the straightforward aim of providing great performance at an attractive and affordable price. Other gyutos with these specifications and quality can cost as much as twice this price.
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
Location: Seki, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Edge Grind: Asymmetric 60/40 (okay for left and right users)
Handle: Gray Pakka Wood Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
Blade Length: 240 mm
Total Length: 388 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
Blade Height: 51.4 mm