This is one of our most popular lines and they're made in Seki exclusively for Chefknivestogo by noted master sharpeners, the Tsukahara brothers (and son). Kohetsu is a name that loosely translates to "bring happiness and pleasure" or just "be happy."
The Kohetsu Aogami SuperGyuto 210mm is a really good blade made from Aogami Super carbon steel with a stainless steel cladding. The inner core AS steel is heat-treated to a hardness of 64 Rockwell. Aogami Super is popular steel that holds its sharp edge well yet is still relatively easy to sharpen. The stainless cladding protects the blade from corrosion and makes for easy maintenance. The exposed AS steel edge needs to be kept dry but will develop a patina over time which will aid in its protection. The blade has a thinner than average grind and 60/40 asymmetrical edge.
Often times you will see a hazy/cloudy scratch pattern on the edge of the blade. This is not a defect. The knife sharpener intentionally thins the edges of these knives to make them perform better, especially in the tip area.
We are making a limited number of these outstanding blades available with some great-looking dark gray pakka wood handles with black pakka wood ferrules sourced in Japan. The handles are well finished and durable so they make a perfect match to the outstanding blades.
Blacksmith: Mr. Tsukahara
Location: Seki City, Japan
Construction: Laser Cut, San Mai
Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Edge Grind: 60:40 (good for both left- and right-handers)
I purchased the knife at the beginning of the year. I was initially impressed with the quality of the knife. The look, the feel, and the profile are very sleek. However, after only a few weeks of use, the handle developed a crack.
I reached out to CKTG to explain the issue, and Mark responded immediately. He offered to replace the handle at no charge. Not only did he offer to replace the knife right away, but he also sharpened the knife beyond factory sharpness for me. Within just one week, I received my knife back.
Handle cracked within 1 month of use, February 6, 2023
Posted By: Bryan 2 people found this review helpful
The knife is great and I was really enjoying using it, but after a few weeks, the handle on my knife started to crack. I take good care of the knife and keep it very dry, so I'm not sure how this happened already.
Posted By: Tyler Wright 1 people found this review helpful
I looked for about a year for a new knife and found that most aogami super steel knives are expensive, while I understand this is stainless steel cladded, it stays sharp and cuts beautifully. The only issue I face with it is that when cleaning it is somewhat difficult as the oils and cleaning solutions will stick to the knife so it takes a little more care to clean.