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Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm Custom
Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm Custom Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm CustomShibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm CustomShibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm Custom
Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm Custom Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm CustomShibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm CustomShibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm Custom

Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto 210mm Custom

Item #: SKR2-G210Custom

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(5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Takayuki Shibata makes use of the popular R-2 powdered stainless steel alloy to fashion the inner core of his line of R-2 knives. R-2 steel is manufactured by the Kobelco Steel Company. It is a powdered steel which exhibits really good strength, excellent wear resistance, and the ability to take a very sharp edge. The same steel can be found in other knives but it is called SG-2. These are the same alloys but the SG-2 brand is resold and rebranded by Takefu Specialty Steels.

The R-2 core is given a cladding of a softer stainless steel. A great looking, hand-executed rough finish is applied to this layer to aid in food release, especially on items with a high water content. These are laser-like blades with extremely well finished grinds and edges. The spine and heel are nicely smoothed for comfort and the out of the box edge feels like it was refined on the very best natural stones.

We thought it would be a good idea to partner this blade with a handle custom made by our woodworker, Isaiah Schroeder. The result is a perfect marriage of form and function. Add in its one of a kind nature, and you have a knife that ranks high on the desirable scale for any knife connoisseur or collector.

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5  A TRUE RAZOR, December 21, 2017
Posted By: T C - verified customer

This is a true "Razor", ultra thin and very lightweight. It came super sharp. Also the blade is hand-made in Japan. The steel is stainless on exterior so it is almost carefree. A GREAT KITCHEN KNIFE. I haven't had to sharpen yet, so no comment on sharping attributes. The handle on the one I purchased was custom-made (custom handles vary in size/shape) and was Perfect for the knife - fit my hand like a glove. Have not had it long, but I feel like this will be an often used knife for slicing (onions/garlic etc...). CKTG always has great advise, and a very unique selection of products. Their Customer Service is legendary!

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5  Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Gyuto/Bunka 210 mm custom, October 10, 2017
Posted By: Mark D. - verified customer

Gorgeous knife. Light and perfectly balanced. Great feel in the hand and on the board. Ebony handle is beautiful and makes for a great combination with this blade. CKTG customer service top notch as always!

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