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Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mm
Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mm Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mmKohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mmKohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mm
Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mmKohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mmKohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mmKohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mm

Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mm

Item #: KHP-G24C

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews)

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Our Price: $249.95
This is the mid-point size of the Kohetsu wa gyuto range. It comes in at just under 240mm in length. It is a very light knife at just 6.3 ounces. The blade height is in the middle of the range of gyutos. The handle is made with dark gray pakka wood and has a black pakka wood ferrule for excellent looks and long-lasting durability. It feels and acts like a true laser. It really is a finely made knife in all regards.

There is a bit of an asymmetrical aspect to the grind but it should be good for both left- and right-handed users. The profile is moderately flat with a bit of belly towards the fine tip. They come out of the box with one of the sharpest edges we have seen. In keeping with other knives made from the “voodoo steel” HAP40, it will hold that edge for a long time. Sharpening is also not a huge chore as the steel takes a good edge without much trouble. These are high performance knives in all respects. Fit and finish are also of a high order.

Please note, 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.

  • Brand: Kohetsu
  • Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
  • Edge Steel: HAP40 Semi Stainless Steel
  • HRC: 65-66
  • Edge Grind: 60/40 (okay for left- or right-handers)
  • Cladding: SUS 405 Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Dark Gray Pakka Wood
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
  • Edge Length: 239 mm
  • Total Length: 383 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.4 mm
  • Blade Height: 51.1 mm
  • Steel: HAP40

  • Customer Reviews


    24 review(s) WRITE A REVIEW (Reviews are subject to approval)
      Great all around knife.
    Posted By: Osbaldo Garcia

    I've used this for a few months already and boy oh boy does it perform! OTB edge was 7/10 but a little stropping made it hair shaving sharp! I'm making 1mm thin juliennes out of onions and zucchini just effortlessly. I don't even need to take it to the stones yet from daily use yet, just stropping is enough. I also use it to slice through prime rib every Saturday and it never fails to just glide through. The weight for 240mm is very light and doesn't slow me down on my daily prep and fish fabrication at all. Great all around knife.

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      As good as they say
    Posted By: aporigine
    1 people found this review helpful

    My first CK2G knife, and it's a winner!
    Mine weighs just over 4 ounces and is delightfully nimble. Ootb edge was excellent. This knife sharpens well on my Shaptons and Choseras, but on my King 6000 the knife shapes the stone.

    The one beef I had with the knife was the rough finish on the jigane. Poor food release. So I worked it with ascending grits of wet sandpaper to 1500. This provides a near-mirror finish that releases food in a much more satisfying manner.

    A keeper and imo one of the best values on the site. I've since bought several more knives, and my respect for this one increases.

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      Crazy sharp
    Posted By: Jeff Roesch

    I got this knife three years ago as an entry into Gyutos. With patience, the HAP 40 steel can get a crazy sharp edge that holds and is much more chip resistant than SG2/R2 and VG 10. I would recommend diamond paste or spray for stropping. Definitely laser performance. The fit and finish on mine was perfect. I have purchased many knives from CKTG and have had no problems whatsoever with the handles. Thanks Mark!

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      Very nice knife
    Posted By: Roger Sherrard - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I love this knife. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the fit and finish of the handle isn't great. There is a little lip where the wood joins the horn that gives it a less than perfect feel. That being said, I would still highly recommend this knife.

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      Really good bang for the buck
    Posted By: Joe Antonelli - verified customer

    This knife went as a birthday present to a cook friend with a very busy life leaving little to no time for sharpening. This guy has a keen appreciation for good tools, so if it tells you anything I add the thought that I get texts with photos of this knife working on the board sometimes with a comment about his appreciation for this knifes outstanding qualities. Says a lot to me

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      True laser!!
    Posted By: Carlos Rangel

    I own a lot of good Knives, some more expensive than others, and when I was told about this one, I sow the price and I was like, naaa!! It's going to be a bad one, I was sooooo wrong, seriously you guys need to get one, the price of it should be at least double!!

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      Outstanding Knife
    Posted By: rick Morin - verified customer

    This knife is an order of magnitude better than any I have ever used. It is remarkably light and sharp and has a little bit of rocker which I like. this knife make cutting up fruits and vegetables fun.

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      ...I get it now
    Posted By: Cookn' Dave - verified customer

    Have been spending a lot of time looking into the Kohetsu HAP40 knives and really could not find anything negative reported about them. I have to admit all that is said is totally on point. Light, a joy to maneuver and a razor sharp edge right out of the box. Liked it so much, bought three more... a 210mm Gyuto, the honesuki and a petty. Only wish they offered a tall Nakiri! These knives have a home right along side of my SG2 Miyabi knives. Thank you for the honest representation and perfect delivery of an awesome product CNTG!

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      Great steel!
    Posted By: Bill Hobson - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I am a woodworker who mostly uses hand tools so I really appreciate a chisel or plane blade that takes a fine edge and keeps it. Neither characteristic seems to apply to my wife's kitchen knives (some of which were high dollar) when I tried to keep them sharp. So after a lot of web research and finding CKTG I ordered the 240mm HAP40 Kohetsu Wa Gyuto as a Christmas present for my wife (an avid cook and knife user). I admit that I put it through its paces in secret before wrapping it up and putting it under the tree. Really sharp out of the box! Very light for a large chef's knife, the handle fits both my wife's small hand and my large one. She is a rocker and I am a chopper and the blade profile fits us both just fine. Can't seem to dull it. Chopped up a few acorn squash with it and then a similar number with a Blue No. 2 blade. No comparison! The old standby Blue No. 2 had to be touched up, the HAP40 not at all; still very sharp with no chips. A few years ago I tried the same test with a Shun VG10 and produced a number of minichips. Not happy. Now I can't seem to get the new knife away from my wife.So now my question: who will be the first to use this steel in chisels and plane blades; ought to be a great market?

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      great knife
    Posted By: Travis - verified customer

    really great knife so far I work in the industry and needed a knife with great edge retention that wont break the bank and this has definitely delivered a quick strop is all it needs edge has lasted me two weeks

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      Sheer Performance
    Posted By: Nikolus - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Im really impressed with this knife. So far Ive broken down beef, filleted fish, made tons of mirepoix, gone through other various veg, sliced soft and hard bread and w/e other chore I could throw at it, all the while executing each task exceptionally well. I have a culinary background that spans from my childhood (learning from my mom and any adult willing to teach me their killer recipe/techniques) to culinary school/training and finally my professional career/retirement. This knife would have made prep, not prep but something fun to look forward to. The only bad thing I can say about this knife is that the handle arrived with a minor pressure dent and a few other minor cosmetic surface scratches on the handle. Personally, I dont care because it doesnt affect its performance and secondly Im more of a practical user than collector. Knives are my tools, which I take particular care of but a tool nonetheless.

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      Excellent knife
    Posted By: Sivan - verified customer

    awesome knife! sharpness ootb was amazing. thank you mark for all your help.

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      Good value
    Posted By: Doug - verified customer

    In a pro setting this is a really good option, especially for soft product. Out of the box sharpness was outstanding, handle quality is great, pretty uneven bevel grind on my copy. Very light weight lends itself naturally to working swiftly. If there were a workhorse laser this would be it. The asymmetrical grind is great, although I will tone down the bevel on the right hand side a bit (It is VERY steep maybe 5 degrees) to ensure longevity. Three prep sessions so far with only minor micro-chipping on the flat spot, which does not affect performance, the knife still push cuts paper towel.Overall I am very pleased, I have used all of my knives at work, but this will join my Tojiro DP (210) for every day duties.

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      Fantastic Knife
    Posted By: Michael - verified customer

    I absolutely love this knife. I have had it for about 6 months and it is now my go to knife in the kitchen!

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      Kohetsu 240 mm gyuto with stabilized walnut and maple handle
    Posted By: Mark - verified customer

    Five stars across the board. Both knife and semi custom handle are superb. I really appreciated Mark's personal attention. shipping was super fast and customer service was excellent. I'll be back!!

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    Posted By: marian - verified customer

    nice knife

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    Posted By: kohai - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I love this knife. I use it in a professional kitchen and it is up to any project no matter how fine or tough. my hands are average to large and it feels great, but a much smaller-of-stature cook commented on how well-balanced it felt so I think it's pretty's simple and unadorned but I love that: all function and focus. it means business. this is a spectacular chef's knife for heavy everyday professional use or a lifetime knife for the at-home chef. if you get only one this one. only caveat: this is a Japanese knife. treat it with care; clean the handle with mineral oil regularly or the wood will split, and avoid moisture generally. take care of it and you will have it for life.

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      Perfect tool!
    Posted By: Paul Asbury - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Probably is not the most elegant knife that CKTG sells, but it's razor sharpe, holds that tremendous edge, and is a huge bang for your buck. No regrets, with lots of smiles.

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      Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto
    Posted By: Mark Kosinar - verified customer

    This is a very nice knife. Came sharp enough out of the box, worked hard prep on it for a week before touching it up on a couple stones. Easy to sharpen, holds the edge extremely well. Could go longer than a week before sharpening. Handle was a little dry/rough, but it took a coat of beeswax and mineral oil to make it nice. Not a flaw in my opinion. It is very light which i like. Cuts like a laser even at the end of the week.

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      Amazing and gorgeous performer!
    Posted By: Bali - verified customer

    Yesterday was the 2nd day I have this knife and it stands out from all the other knives by light years. Like when you have a garage with some Mercedes and BMW then you buy your first Ferrari. Filleting a box of cucumber, chopping a tray of chives, cutting avocado-fans, halving sweet potato and in between these tasks cutting thin fish toppings, creamy soft mango slices covered with cling-film - no difference, it cuts everything as easily and effortlessly like breathing. It is also one of the most elegant knives I ever saw, functionality, sheer beauty and perfect balance in one.The Saya I ordered with it had to be sandpapered with the finest sandpaper, but very recommended to buy and well made.Thank you very much Sue for your super-caring customer service!

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      Amazing Knife!!!
    Posted By: Billy Cooper - verified customer

    HAP 40 is my new favorite knife steel. I now understand why they call it Voodoo Steel. It really does take and hold an edge better than any other steel I've ever used. When I got the knife the it was already very sharp but wanted a 50/50 bevel and to change it to my own edge. The knife sharpens very easily on the stones and takes an incredible edge. That scary almost too sharp edge that you get when you first sharpen a knife that only lasts for a day at work if you're lucky. I've been using this knife over two weeks at work and It still has it. At this rate I'm going to have to use it another month just to wear it down to razor sharp. By far the best knife I've ever used. I plan to replace most of my work knives with HAP 40 steel. Its really just that good.

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      Good knife
    Posted By: Kendall Phillips - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    When I got the 210mm I was disappointed but the 240mm is much better. The 210 is curved and has a bump in the middle that stops me from rocking quickly and the shape makes it impossible to chop but the 240mm has a flat spot and now I'm much happier. Be aware the western hap40 kohetsu knives have more of a flat spot then the wa handle and if I would have realized it I would have went for the western. I only went wa because of the weight difference and availability at the time. That being said, I love the handle shape it's actually my favorite kind and it fits nicely in my hand. I coat the handle in oil so it's even better. i'll probably be getting a shorter one in a western handle when available.

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      Oh yeah!
    Posted By: Don - verified customer

    So, first off, I love living a few hours from Mark and his business. Shipping for me just naturally comes next day, satisfies my itch immediately. This buy was no different, ordered on Wednesday, it was waiting at home for me on Thursday. Thanks Mark! Now, the knife ...... shaved my arm and push cut paper OTB. I won't be able to speak to longevity because it is literally less than 24 hours old in my hands. Of course, had to hit the balsa wood with 1.5 micron grit and finish with a leather stropping. Ok, I'm pretty new to Japanese knives and have been slowly entering the world but this is for sure my sharpest blade yet. Cutting a potato and just slicing through the air are scarily similar with this knife. My wife asked me to cut some strawberries so I was playing by cutting paper thin slices. I noticed a strange feeling when I was doing this like maybe I had a burr or chip on the blade. After checking everything out closely I realized the blade was cutting through the berry so smoothly there was virtually no feedback until I would hit a seed, then you could feel the ever so tiny vibration as it went through. This thing is going to be soooo much fun to put through it's paces.

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      5 Stars!
    Posted By: Brett - verified customer

    Perfect knife for me. The size, fit and finish and edge holding are just what I need for almost every job. 5 stars!

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