Kotetsu( Ironclad) knives are named after the first destroyer made by the Japanese navy. They all have a defining feature of a drop tip. Kotetsu is product of of Takayuki Shibata. Shibata-san has Kotetsu knives forged at Takefu knife village and does the sharpening himself. He is a incredible sharpener. These knives are some of the sharpest i have ever felt out of the box.
"Art over beauty"
These knives are incredibly thin with beautiful grinds and attention to detail.
Length - 341 mm (13.4 in.)
Weight - 139 g (4.9 oz)
Edge Length - 181 mm (7.15 in.)
Heel Height - 51 mm
Steel Type - R2/SG2
HRC - 63-64
Cladding - Stainless
Bevel- Double Bevel
Handle- Wendge, Bog Oak Custom Octagonal
(Custom handles often have inclusions or small imperfections. We make sure every handle is structurally sound before install. All of our handles are handcrafted)
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use