We are developing a real soft spot for HAP40 powdered high speed steel. Over the past few years it has become recognized as one of the best steels on the market for the production of high quality, high durability kitchen knives. Unlike other HSS steels, it is relatively easy to sharpen on normal stones and holds a really sharp edge even after prolonged use.
The Kohetsu HAP40 Western Gyuto
270mm is the king of the hill in this line of exclusive to CKTG kitchen knives. It is a large knife fit for tackling the big cuts of protein and working through the sacks of vegetables that pro chefs are faced with on a daily basis. It requires a big cutting board and lots of counter space. But given those criteria, this blade will outperform any smaller chef style knives with ease and efficiency.
For all its length, the knife is not super tall at just 52.4mm. The profile is fairly flat all the way to the slim tip. It’s also quite thin…but no laser for sure. Because of its smaller dimensions relative to other 270mm gyutos it is a nimble and easy to handle knife. It is also easy to keep sharp and maintain given its fully stainless steel cladding over the core of HAP40 steel.
Coupled to a really comfortable Western style mahogany handle with stainless bolster and rivets, the knife looks and feels like the fine implement that it is. We thoroughly recommend you take a good look at this great line of kitchen knives, which combines great materials, good fit and finish, and professional feel. The Kohetsu HAP40 Western gyuto
is an easy choice for chefs looking for a big knife at a less than big price.
Weight: 9.4 ounces
Blade Length: 262 mm
Total Length: 400 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
Blade Height: 52.4 mm