Kohetsu Shinano Blue #2 Tall Petty 120mm Custom. Kohetsu, our in-house brand of Japanese knives, is an ever growing line of kitchen cutlery encompassing several different steel types, forging methods, and construction techniques. The most recent addition to this brand is the Shinano line. These great looking and performing blades are constructed from Blue #2 high carbon steel. The inner core alloy is hardened to 62 HRC and then laminated in a softer stainless steel cladding. This adds strength and increased protection to the inner core while making maintenance much easier than with full carbon blades.
The specified hardness of 62 Rockwell for the Aogami hagane results in a durable blade that is still resilient and easy to sharpen. The blade path is set high on the face and is given a great looking matte finish which adds a contrast to the exposed inner core edge. It has a symmetrical 50/50 grind which is particularly well executed. We have paired this knife to a lovely custom handle.
This is a classic tall petty in terms of length and blade height ratios, so it is the perfect choice for in-hand cutting and getting into tight spaces and around obstacles. It also works well as a garnish prep knife or herb chopper. The short blade adds rigidity and stiffness resulting in a quick easy to control implement.
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Location: Sanjo City
Steel: Blue #2
Weight: 3.7 ounces
Blade Length: 123 mm
Total Length: 257 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.3 mm
Blade Height: 40 mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal
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