We sell knives of every kind and at every price point. Among these varieties are the ones we particularly get excited about: our entry level or gateway knives. The Kohetsu Blue #2 line of kitchen blades is the perfect example of this class of blade. A well-made, sharp, good-looking performer at a super reasonable price.
The knife featured here is made from Blue #2 high carbon steel. It is a Hitachi manufactured metal and is regarded as one of the best steels to use in the making of kitchen knives. The steel is high carbon, so we clad the blade in a layer of stainless steel so that only the mirror finished edge will be reactive. The nashiji finish helps food slide right off the knife, simplifying a busy prep session and adding to the overall great looks. We are particularly excited about the excellent heat treatment and very nice grinds.
We have completed the package with a practical and strong octagonal handle made from walnut with a black pakka wood ferrule. The Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Petty is a great little knife that can be applied to many cutting tasks around the kitchen. And at its very affordable price, could prove to be the gateway you have been seeking into the fascinating world of Japanese knives.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Steel: Blue #2
Weight: 4.2 ounces
Blade Length: 170mm
Total Length: 303 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3 mm
Blade Height: 37 mm