Kohetsu is the name of our in-house brand of kitchen knives that we have created for cooks and chefs seeking high-end performance, great looks, and top-shelf fit and finish, all at an attractive price. The VG-5 line epitomizes this goal perfectly, and in our opinion, achieves it in spades!
VG-5 is a subgroup of the V Gold line of stainless steel. It is similar steel to the ubiquitous VG-10 with a slightly larger grain structure, which is the result of a higher vanadium content. VG-10 also contains cobalt, which is absent from VG-5. It is tough steel, able to take a nice edge and hold it through a long session at the chopping board. It is a relatively easy steel to sharpen as compared to most other stainless alloys available.
This lovely sujihiki
is a long knife, measuring in at 270mm. 270mm is about the most popular size for a slicing knife. It's great for carving and thin slicing a variety of ingredients with a speed and efficiency.
The knife comes with a well made black pakka wood Western-style handle and stainless steel bolster complete the package.
Location: Seki, Japan
Construction: Laser Cut, San Mai
Cladding: Stainless Hammered (Tsuchime)
Edge Steel: VG-5 Stainless
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
Weight: 7.8 ounces / 222g
Blade Length: 270mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.5mm
Blade Height: 41mm
Handle: Yo (Western)
Scales: Black Pakka Wood