Kohetsu is our in-house brand of high performance, high value Japanese knives. The brand encompasses several different lines featuring a variety of steel types. The VG-5 line is a fairly recent addition and is made using this easy to maintain stainless steel.
VG-5 is a refined stainless steel with unique properties. It is not mass produced like some stainless steels and fits a specific niche, where pure steels with exacting alloys are necessary. It is similar to VG-10, aside from a slightly larger grain structure due to there being more vanadium than in its sibling. The blade is forged to a hardness of 60HRC, which is at the top end of this steel’s range. It is an alloy that takes a nice edge and holds it through prolonged use. The inner core of VG-5 is clad with a softer stainless steel layer which receives a very nice pebble hammered finish known as tsuchime.
The 80mm petty is a perfect knife for small tasks like hand paring and making intricate garnishes. It has a well-made black pakka wood handle which is attached to the blade with 3 stainless steel rivets. Both handle and bolster are nicely executed and add to the look and feel of this very well priced and useful kitchen knife.
Weight: 2.4 ounces
Blade Length: 77 mm
Total Length: 190 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.6 mm
Blade Height: 20.2 mm
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