Yoshimi Kato apprenticed under Kanehiro and his father in-law Hiroshi Kato. Since then he has made some incredible knives and filled some very large shoes. Through the years he has trained Yu Kurosaki and Makoto Kurosaki. He also makes many of the knives for Masakage that are very popular. Known for his great forging.
His Nickel Damascus VG10 line is incredible. Lets start with appearance, the Damascus pattern looks very similar to raindrop Damascus. His heat treat on these knives makes them great for regular use. These have great edge retention.
Length - 395 mm (15.6 in.)
Weight - 150 g (5.3 oz)
Edge Length - 245 mm (9.6 in.)
Heel Height - 50 mm
Steel Type - VG10
HRC - 59 - 61
Cladding - Nickel Damascus
Bevel - Double Bevel
Handle - Box Elder Burl Custom Octagonal Handle
(Custom handles often have inclusions or small imperfections. We make sure every handle is structurally sound before install. All of our handles are handcrafted)
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use
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