Shibata Kotetsu Knives
The unique blade shape and design of Shibata Kotetsu knives are easy to recognize among other Japanese knife styles. Takayuki Shibata is one of Japan’s most sought-after sharpeners and he works with top blacksmiths in the Takefu Knife Village. Chubo carries Shibata’s SG2 Kotetsu line, which features high-technology powdered steel and a uniquely angled tip named after Japan’s iron ships. At Chubo we also carry’s Shibata’s Aogami Super line and other small production, limited edition knives. Chefs love Shibata Kotetsu knives for their extreme sharpness, lightweight hand feel, and beautiful finishing.