We created the Kohetsu HAP40 line to appeal to the performance-oriented customer who requires outstanding edge retention in their knives. HAP40 is a semi stainless, powdered high speed steel that takes and holds an edge better than any other steel available on our site. In the case of these blades, it is forged to a very hard 65 Rockwell. HAP40 is a semi-stainless alloy which we then clad in a full stainless steel outer layer, so it's also easy to care for and easy to keep sharp.
The knife has a nice progressive grind which Mr. Tsukahara biases more on the right side than the left. He also feathers and thins out the tip for nice cutting performance that will work well for left- and right-handed users. Please note that the knife sharpener intentionally thins the edges of these knives to make them perform better, especially on the tip area. Often times you will see a hazy/cloudy scratch pattern as a result. This is not a defect.
We have made a few of these superb blades available with custom handles made by our very talented woodworkers. We will update the photos and specifications to reflect the currently available option.
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Region: Seki, Japan
Weight: 4.2 ounces
Blade Length: 5.6mm
Edge Grind: Double bevel, asymmetric (OK for left or right handers)
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
Blade Height: 47 mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal by Isaiah Schroeder
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