Steel: R2 powder metalurgy steel at 61-62 HRC
Length: 135 mm blade length
Height: 40 mm blade height at the heel
Weight: 82 g
Handle size: 115 mm
Takayuki Shibata combined his passion for cooking and Japanese knives.
He came up with this design after weekends spending in the kitchen cooking for his family.
He finds that the pointy tip makes it easy to chop onions and score products such as squid and pork belly.
For better all round usability the blade has a lesser belly curve.
After using the knife you can understand the performance of this knife.
Laser thin and the pointy tip makes chopping easy and precise, culinary scalpel is an appropriete description.
The knife has a quality feel with the satin smooth blade made from R2 and beautiful octagonal rosewood handle.
A satin smooth finish on the blade is done with food release of high water content food in mind.
The spine of the blade is high polished for comfort and control when holding the blade.
The name Kotetsu comes from the resemblance of the blade shape to a famous warship in Japanese naval history, the Kotetsu.