Shibata Takayuki had a vision to bring excellent knives to the world, and for the past twenty years he has worked endlessly to deliver. If you want it all, you have come to the right place. The "Koishi" Line translates to "Pebbles" referring to the Tsuchime finish. Stainless cladding over Aogami Super Steel is one of the best combinations of steels a knife can be made from.
Shibata-san has worked with Chef's and Blacksmiths to create his lineup, and then hand finishes them to extreme sharpness. Not only are these forged by an excellent smith, Yoshimi Kate of Echizen, but the fit and finish are top notch. The handle is set back a touch farther, and the choil is rounded. These are extremely comfortable in the hand.
You really can't go wrong here, supply is the only issue. So if they are in stock, they will not be for long!
Blade Length: 170mm
Blade Height: 47mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.1mm
Steel type: Aogami Super Steel Core with Stainless Steel Cladding