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Kohetsu AS Western Gyuto 240mm
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Kohetsu AS Western Gyuto 240mm

Item #: KAS-G240

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(5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews)

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The Kohetsu AS brand is a great introduction to Japanese carbon steel. It is relatively easy to keep sharp with minimal reactivity. We make these knives with the straightforward aim of providing great performance at an attractive and affordable price. Other gyutos with these specifications and quality can cost twice as much. CKTG is the only place where you can purchase these high value, high performance Kohetsu knives.

Featuring a very well executed and thin grind, these AS blades are hardened to a Rockwell of 64. The stainless cladding reinforces the core steel and adds a protective layer to the carbon steel. The exposed edge will develop a patina after a while which will add further protection to the blade. The blade has a thinner than average grind and 60/40 asymmetrical edge that is good for both left and right handed users.

While the Kohetsu AS line is a value brand, it does boast a high level of fit and finish. 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.

  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 239 mm
  • Total Length: 362 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.6 mm
  • Blade Height: 49.7 mm
  • HRC: 64
  • Edge Grind: 60/40 Asymmetric (ok for left or right)

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Excellent, January 4, 2018
    Posted By: Sean - verified customer

    Perfect knife! Out of the box sharpness would rate a 8/10. Touched it up a tiny bit on a steel. Cuts through sweet potatos like tofu. A little on the heavy side and handle is a bit short but I have big hands and use a pinch grip so it evens out.

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    5  Product review, December 20, 2017
    Posted By: Howard C - verified customer

    I bought this knife to augment my Masahiro 210 carbon steel gyuto, which is smallish and too delicate for some tasks. This knife needed to be longer and more robust than the 210, and the Kohetsu 240 Aogomi Super Steel checks all the boxes. The factory edge (micro-bevel) was not the best, but after a few minutes on the stones that AS really sings. Note that the high HRC core has entirely different feedback on the stones than softer steels. I initially took it to a 6000 grit polish, but found it needed more bite so I went back down to 1000 grit and that works great. I could not be more pleased with the performance. It can do a chiffonade on fresh basil one minute, and the next minute split a butternut squash like a champ. Food release is pretty good, not the greatest, but totally acceptable to me. Even though its a 240 mm knife it doesnt feel any less nimble than the 210. Overall, its a great knife, and I would certainly buy it again.

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    5  Excellent Knife, January 2, 2017
    Posted By: Chris - verified customer

    I bought this knife almost a year ago and I still love it. It's held it's edge fairly well, though I am now getting to a point where I will need to do a sharpening on it (this is with use 4-5 days a week). I absolutely recommend this knife, and for the price you will not be disappointed.

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    5  Outstanding professional knife, August 22, 2016
    Posted By: Jsgillis86 - verified customer

    This is one of those knives that begs to be worked and worked hard. Stiff and confident, holds an edge extremely well and muscles her way around a pro setting like she owns the joint. She's thin enough to perform well, has some nice heft backing her to help you power through the tough stuff and absolutely shines on the line. Gorgeous handle too. The tip isn't the most fluid through product, but the up to that down is that it, like the rest of the blade, can take a beating and not blink. All in all, a killer work knife. The steel alone is worth the tag.

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    5  Go to knife, November 30, 2015
    Posted By: EJ - verified customer

    This quickly became my go to knife. Keeps a sharp edge exceedingly well and it's a joy to sharpen. The handle is nicely made as well. A+

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