The Kotetsu line of knives comes to us from Takefu via Hiroshima. Shibata Takayuki, a master sharpener, in partnership with blacksmith Takumi Ikeda create the Kotetsu. Originally made with R2 Powdered steel, these are some of the thinness and lightest knives in house.
Shibata san has since introduced these new guys. Made with Aogami Super steel (classic) and easier to sharpen than the ever so hard R2. - "Art over Beauty."
This is Shibata - san's new version - Type 3. This little uses Aogami Super steel but still retains it thin laser like qualities.
|Blade||130mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||Aogami Super / Cladded Stainless|
|Handle||115mm / Octagonal Rosewood|