Shibata Kotetsu Knives Collection


Shibata Kotetsu Knives: Crafted for Excellence

Shibata Kotetsu knives are highly regarded for their remarkable sharpness and lightweight design, crafted from high-quality steel and featuring a distinctive shape and remarkably thin blade. Shibata Kotetsu is favored by chefs for precision and ease of handling, making them suitable for detailed and delicate cutting tasks in both professional and home kitchens. Carefully crafted with various blade lengths, each chef knife is meticulously sharpened, ensuring precision and exceptional performance in the kitchen. The unique blade shape and design of Shibata Kotetsu knives are easy to recognize among other Japanese knife styles. 

The Innovative Design of the Shibata Kotetsu

This collection by renowned craftsman, Takayuki Shibata features a blade shape that bridges the gap between a gyuto and a nakiri with the Kotetsu knife series.  These specialty knives feature ultra thin blades for optimal cutting efficiency and a sharp pointed tip for precision scoring. Drawing inspiration from Japan’s first ironclad ship, the Koutetsu, which at the time was known for a first-in-class, cutting-edge design, Shibata Kotetsu knives also feature a unique design, not found anywhere else. Takayuki Shibata's motto, "Art over Beauty," is perfectly embodied in this knife series.

Why Choose Shibata Kotetsu Knives?

The incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail in the Shibata Kotetsu collection make them a perfect choice for anyone seeking precision, versatility, and durability in the kitchen. Whether a serious home cook or a professional chef, this knife series makes quick work of any cutting task with a blade made from high-quality SG2 powdered steel that is known for serious edge retention through heavy use. The comfortable Jarrah wood handles and overall lightweight design reduces fatigue, making them an ideal choice for professional and home kitchens.

Discover Our Online Selection of Shibata Kotetsu Knives

Explore our collection of Shibata Kotetsu knives online and experience the innovative craftsmanship for yourself. Each knife in this series is a testament to the rich heritage of Japanese blade-making, combined with modern advancements that meet the needs of today's chefs. We carry a variety of Kotetsu knives, including both the Aogami Super and SG2 lines, so you’re sure to find a knife that meets your needs. 

FAQ: Shibata Kotetsu Knives

What Makes Shibata Kotetsu Knives Different From Other Japanese Knives?

Shibata Kotetsu knives are distinguished by their unique blend of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and modern innovation. The knives feature ultra thin edges and a sharp pointed tip ideal for intricate tasks like scoring vegetables or meat.

How should I care for my Shibata Kotetsu knife to maintain its performance?

To maintain the performance and longevity of your Shibata Kotetsu knife, always hand wash in warm water after each use and towel dry. Do not use a dishwasher to clean Japanese knives. Use a sharpening stone, not honing steel, to re-sharpen the blade.

Are Shibata Kotetsu knives suitable for both professional chefs and home cooks?

Absolutely. Shibata Kotetsu knives (as well as all the knives we carry) are designed to meet the needs of both professional chefs and home cooks. Their exceptional sharpness, durability, and ergonomic design make them ideal for anyone who wants a remarkable cutting experience.