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Special Unit - Kochi 180mm Kurouchi Kiritsuke-Shaped Santoku with Custom Saya

  • The Kochi line is exclusive to Japanese Knife Imports. These knives have a great in-hand feel...not too heavy, but not super light. Near the spine they seem to be more substantial, however, behind the edge, they are EXTREMELY thin. They are awesome cutters. Near the heel, they have a nice flat spot, and towards the tip, a gentle curve. The octagon burnt chestnut handles are very comfortable and retain grip very well when wet. These are carbon knives, so they will need to be cared for as such. They can rust if left wet and/or dirty and will develop a patina over time. The cladding on these knives is reactive, but not as reactive as many I have seen.

    When I began testing this knife, I was really impressed with the cutting ability of these knives and how easy they were to sharpen.

    This custom saya was designed and crafted by a local cook here in LA. The saya is a snug, friction fit and made from beautifully patterned curly maple. It is a two-piece construction and made specifically for the santoku accompanying it.

    • Knife Type: Santoku
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Burnt Chestnut Octagon
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 127mm
    • Handle Height: 27.13mm
    • Handle Width: 22.28mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 200mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 187mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 4.21mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.11mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 12.01mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.40mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 1.90mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 54mm
    • Weight: 155g

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