Iron Clad

Shibata-San is one of the top knife sharpeners in Japan and his knife making skill extends to his own beautiful Koutetsu range. The high quality blade and handle perform well and combined look the part without breaking the bank. If you're looking for performance at an incredible price then the Koutetsu is for you.

The name "Iron clad" doesn't refer to the metals used in the making of the knives but instead refers to the shape of the knives which is inspired by Japan's first iron clad battleships (Kōtetsu).


Why buy this range

Light, thin and well balanced with a great quality blade finish; at an excellent price they represent great value for money.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

Ally & James

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