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Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mm
Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mm Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mmShibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mmShibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mm
Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mm Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mmShibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mmShibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mm

Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku 170mm

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Takayuki Shibata is a young blacksmith who lives and works out of his shop in Fukuyama City, a suburb of Hiroshima, Japan. Shibata-san is becoming very well known in the knife world for his laser thin, hammer forged knives that boast some excellent grinds and outstanding out-of-the-box sharpness.

One of his most notable and well liked knife lines is the unique brand of Kotetsu knives. Kotetsu translates to ironclad, which was the name given to the first ironclad battle ship in the Japanese Navy.

The Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku is made from Aogami Super steel with a soft stainless steel cladding that has a really nice, smooth finish. Shibata-san hammer forges these knives using the san-mai technique of laminating. San-mai roughly translates to three flat objects. The outer layer, or jigane, is only applied to each blade face. It does not wrap over the spine. While the hagane (inner core) is reactive, the stainless cladding reduces the work needed to maintain the blade and prevent corrosion.

The santoku knife is probably the Japanese knife that is most established in the western marketplace. Santoku knives are prized for their handy, user friendly size and chef knife versatility. These particular knives are endowed with a beautifully formed profile and razor sharp cutting edge. The fit and finish are also of the very highest standards.

  • Maker: Takayuki Shibata
  • Location: Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Brand: Kotetsu AS
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Edge Steel: AS (Aogami Super Steel)
  • HRC: 62+
  • Type: Santoku
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Length: 169mm
  • Height: 48mm
  • Spine Thickness: 2.2mm
  • Weight: 4.5oz
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    5  Shibata Kotetsu AS Santoku, April 12, 2019
    Posted By: Tom Doughten - verified customer

    This is my third Shibata Kotetsu knife in my collection and this Santoku is the perfect knife to round out my collection. It is still extremely sharp after many uses with only an occasional stropping. It has a beautiful “wave” at the bottom of the blade where the metals join giving it a nice visual look. As usual my order was processed and shipped quickly by CKTG including the finish sharpening service. What more could I say, great products and great service!!

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