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Kohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm Sale
Kohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm Sale Kohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm SaleKohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm SaleKohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm Sale
Kohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm Sale Kohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm SaleKohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm SaleKohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm Sale

Kohetsu AS Western Santoku 180mm Sale

Item #: KAS-S180

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Our Price: $145.00
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Kohetsu Western AS Santoku 180mm. These knives are made with Aogami Super steel on the core edge and then they are stainless clad for easy care. HRC is 63 and the heat treatment is superior to many other brands we sell with rigorous controls. The handles are nicely done with Mahogany wood. These are an upgrade over the Hiromotos we also sell.

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. He is doing you a favor by putting in extra work. Please look at the 3rd photo on this page to see it.

  • Weight: 6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 176 mm
  • Total Length: 294 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.1 mm
  • Blade Height: 46.4 mm

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Excellent Santoku!, August 23, 2015
    Posted By: EJ Alexandra - verified customer

    I like a short, wide knife and Santoku knives fit the bill for me. I own several and simply put this is by far my favorite. Geometry is great and the hadle is very comfortable. The edge out of the box easily shaved hair off my wrist. Super happy with this one!

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    4  excellent knife, handle needs work, February 22, 2015
    Posted By: kevin mckelvey - verified customer

    This knife is currently my favorite around the kitchen. It's a great knife. But it had a few issues. The main one is that, while the steel portion of the knife was flawless, the wooden handle was not fitted to the tang, and the knife was virtually unusable until I fixed this. The wood was not really sanded: there were sharp edges along the router lines, but much more importantly sharp metal stuck out all over the place. The rivets were not flush and the tang extended beyond the wood almost all around. These metal edges were really sharp. I rolled the knife up in a towel, got out some 600 grit emery paper and a block, and in about 1/2 hour had all of the metal sanded flush with the wood. I also gave the wood a very light sand and knocked the sharpness off the router edges as well. Lastly, I buffed the wood with extra fine steel wool. It's now a great handle. The other issue, which is really just a quibble, is that the "stainless" cladding really isn't. It should be described as being less reactive than the blade steel. But it darkens and takes a patina while you work with it. The blade is extremely nice--I'm basically a push-cutter and I the shape works very well when used this way. I particularly like the tip, which can be used to do extremely fine work. As advertised, AS is an extremely good blade steel--with kitchen use it can go for 4-5 days before it loses it's razor edge and needs a touch-up. But the touch-ups are trivial. Literally a couple of strokes on each side with a finishing stone and it's back to its usual nasty got-ya edge that it likes to take so well.

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