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The Kotetsu Collection

"R2 Powder Steel Performance + Exquisite knife Design"

Kotetsu Nashiji Collection

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Shibata - San's stunning design hand forged R2 knives are redefining sharp. These exquisite thin edged lasers fall through vegetables and proteins. It is a revelation when you first experience Kotetsu performance.

The first thing you notice about a Kotetsu is the simple but sheer beauty of the design. I have a design background and I think Shibata has thoughtfully and harmoniously incorporated the cool look of a bunka and Kiritsuke shape throughout the entire collection. The second observation is how wonderfully light and balanced these r2 blades are. The fit and finish of these knives is outstanding. The octagon wa handle is an upgrade. 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. Even the packaging box and materials reflect Shibata -San's attention to detail and quality. It is my privilege to offer these exceptional and exclusive knives to you. Many of the great Japanese smithy's are in the elder years (70+) of their long careers. Investing in a Kotetsu for you or your favorite cook not only will bring immense joy in daily kitchen prep but will also importantly support the new generation of artisan knife makers like Shibata - San. R2 is my favorite powder steel as it hardens safely to HRC 63+, takes and holds such a keen edge of 12 degrees with relative ease. It is not prone to chipping with proper care. These beautiful knives are very limited in availability and will satisfy even the most demanding user. Expect compliments from family and fellow cooks when they see your new Kotetsu and expect a WOW response upon first use. CW

A Kotetsu is innovative design, top steel, laser perfomance, superior fit, finish, and traditonally hand forged. Put one in your hand today.


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Kotetsu 80 mm Paring 3.2 inches

StyleBlade LengthWeightHandleTotal LengthBlade Height
Paring80mm49gRosewood
Pakka
205 mm22 mm

Kotetsu 80mm Paring
3.2 inches

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1.215---2.82---

Uses in the Kitchen:
This super light angle tipped paring is great for handwork, peeling, tip and topping berries and fine detail work. The thin hard Hrc 63 powder steel edge glides through food with uncommon speed and ease. Very clean and super cool paring that looks like a mini bunka.

$249.00

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Kotetsu 130mm Ko bunka 5.1 inches

StyleBlade LengthWeightHandleTotal LengthBlade Height
Kobunka130mm84gRosewood
Pakka
250mm30mm

Kotetsu 130mm Ko bunka
5.1 inches

CarbonCrNiMoVTungsten
1.215---2.82---

Uses in the Kitchen:
This versatile mini bunka may become your favourite little "big knife". It slices garlic, shallots, herbs with precision and ease. Those of you that prefer a small knife for all but the biggest prep items will love the feel, blade height and super light weight of this thin (1.7mm at spine) gorgeous blade.

$279.00

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Kotetsu 150mm Petty <br>6 inches

StyleBlade LengthWeightHandleTotal LengthBlade Height
Petty148mm68gRosewood
Pakka
280mm29mm

Kotetsu 150mm Petty
6 inches

CarbonCrNiMoVTungsten
1.215---2.82---

Uses in the Kitchen:
The Kotetsu petty is art + pure performance. Ultra thin 1.6mm razor edged r2 steel glides through foods. Translucent slices, precise sticks + cubes are effortless. A superb utility knife with the coolest look. Pretty good at triming proteins too.

$279.00

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Kotetsu 180mm Bunka <br>7.25 inches

StyleBlade LengthWeightHandleTotal LengthBlade Height
Bunka180mm125gRosewood
Pakka
320mm52mm

Kotetsu 180mm Bunka
7.25 inches

CarbonCrNiMoVTungsten
1.215---2.82---

Uses in the Kitchen:
This is a jaw dropping cooks knife. With its crazy sharp, thin edge and bunka blade height it can become your favorite go to knife for almost any kitchen task. Bunkas are gaining popularity in the west as they offer chopping prowess of a nakiri combined with the merits of a tall gyuto The angled tip is great on finer detail tasks as well. I highly recommend adding this cool bunka to your kit. If you could only own one knife this Kotetsu bunka is a fantastic choice.

$299.00

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Kotetsu 210mm Gyuto <br>8.5 inches

StyleBlade LengthWeightHandleTotal LengthBlade Height
Gyuto210mm130gRosewood
Pakka
350mm46mm

Kotetsu 210mm Gyuto
8.5 inches

CarbonCrNiMoVTungsten
1.215---2.82---

Uses in the Kitchen:
Pro length this R2 Kotetsu Gyuto/Kiritisuke style can handle just about any prep work with speed and ease. Until you own and use a Kotetsu it is hard to describe the performance. With an acute 12 degree bevel, super thin edge and legendary Shibata - San sharpening, food just falls off this stunning high performance knife. A beautiful extension of your hand this is a must have gyuto for those that can handle a longer blade. 46mm in height is near perfect for this 210mm laser. Treat yourself or the special cook in your life to this sweet Kotetsu.

$349.00

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Kotetsu 270mm Sujihiki <br>10.75 inches

StyleBlade LengthWeightHandleTotal LengthBlade Height
Suji270mm155gRosewood
Pakka
430mm37mm

Kotetsu 270mm Sujihiki
10.75 inches

CarbonCrNiMoVTungsten
1.215---2.82---

Uses in the Kitchen:
As one of Canada's top chefs stated: " This is one sexy Suji". I agree. This slender slicer will cut proteins as thin as you need. It is a joy to use + well balanced for such a long silky blade. The r2 powder steel core takes and holds an acute 12 degree edge. The design is compelling. The handle is premium rosewood and the choil and spine are carefully rounded for comfort. Sujihiki heaven. A sexy suji awaits you today.

$399.00

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Kotetsu 150mm Petty & 180mm Bunka Set

StyleBlade LengthWeightHandleTotal LengthBlade Height
Petty/Bunka150/180mm68/125gRosewood
Pakka
240/320mm22/52

Kotetsu 150mm Petty & 180mm Bunka Set

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1.215---2.82---

Uses in the Kitchen:
TThis super set is all most home cooks need. This Kotetsu Bunka is a killer knife and partnered with the matching petty is the kitchen combo that you have been lusting for. The R2 edge sharpened by Shibata is outstanding out of the box. These will likely be the best performing knives you may ever own.

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In my kitchen and in my workshop, I am always thinking about you, my customer. I hope that my knives will surprise and delight you. May your cooking life be enriched! With loving thanks from my kitchen to yours.
Shiba

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