The do it all attributes of a santoku
style blade are becoming more popular with both professional and home chefs around the world. The knife looks like a small Western chef knife or shorter gyuto
with a more rounded tip. For those who like a smaller length, these versatile knives can really be your go-to blade for almost every daily cutting, slicing, and chopping task.
We have created the Kohetsu AS Western line of knives for chefs of all kinds, whether amateur or professional. The blades are made from one of our very favorite carbon steels, Aogami Super
. This highly regarded alloy has been developed by Hitachi Metals and is liked by many makers of fine kitchen utensils. The core steel is clad with a softer stainless layer to protect it from corrosion while making the blade less brittle.
One outstanding attribute of the Kohetsu AS line is the high level of fit and finish, especially in light of the affordable cost. The blade face is beautifully presented with a lovely satin finish and some handsome embossed kanji. The handle assembly is, likewise, well done featuring a polished stainless bolster and attractive mahogany handle secured with three stainless rivets.
We are very proud of these Kohetsu knives and feel that they represent one of the best values in our store.
Weight: 6.0 oz (170 g)
Blade Length: 174 mm
Total Length: 298 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.1 mm
Blade Height: 46.4 mm