Kohetsu is one of our in-house brands. This line of knives features excellent heat treatments and very nice grinds. The gyuto listed here is made from Blue #2 high carbon steel. Specifically developed for tools and knives, Blue #2 has a high wear resistance but low toughness. It is easy to sharpen, even at high hardness rates, while its edge-holding is outstanding. The inner core is clad in stainless steel which will keep all but the mirror-finished edge from forming a patina, while making daily maintenance a much more simple task.
180mm is the shortest length of most gyutos. The knife is ideal for smaller hands, smaller cutting boards, or smaller ingredients. But do not let the label throw you. This is a big performer capable of tackling pretty much any normal kitchen cutting task. Most vegetables or proteins can be processed with a blade this size. The shorter and lighter size of this gyuto also gives it a quality that feels fast and nimble. In fact, with its short height and pointed profile, it could be easily mistaken for a long petty.
We have just upgraded the knife with a new walnut octagonal handle and pakka wood ferrule. The Kohetsu Blue #2 series knives are a fantastic deal. **Our 180 Gyuto Saya does NOT fit this knife. The spine of the knife is very thick at the heel.
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