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 straightforward 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 almost 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 180mm Gyuto
Saya does NOT fit this knife. The spine of the knife is very thick at the heel.
Knife Brand: Kohetsu
Line: Blue #2 Nashiji
Blacksmith Location: Sanjo City Japan
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Edge Grind: 50/50 +-
Handle: Walnut Octagonal (Trust Photos)
Photo Credit Gustavo Bermudez
Weight: 4.5 ounces
Blade Length: 185 mm
Overall Length: 335 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3 mm
Blade Height: 41 mm