The Kohetsu Blue #2 line of knives features excellent heat treatments and very nice grinds. The special sized tall gyuto
listed here is made from Blue #2 high carbon steel on the edge which was specifically developed for tools and knives, Blue #2 has a high wear resistance but since it's made from carbon steel it's easy to sharpen even at high hardness rates which in the case is HRC 62+-. The inner core is clad in stainless steel which will keep all but the polished edge from forming a patina while making daily maintenance a much more simple task.
The profile you see here is very tall for a gyuto and the knife has a nice workhorse feel to it, even though the edge geometry is thin. This is a big performer capable of tackling pretty much any normal kitchen cutting task. If you like the feel of a big knife with lots of knuckle clearance then this knife is for you.
Location: Sanjo City Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Blue #2 Carbon Steel
Handle: Walnut Octagonal
Weigth: 8 oz/ 240g
Blade Length: 245 mm
Overall Length: 396 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.5 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 56 mm