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- 287 mm (11.3 in.)
Weight-80 g (2.8 oz)
Edge Length-160 mm (6.3 in.)
Heel Height - 31mm
Steel Type- R2/SG2
Bevel- Double Bevel
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use