Yoshimi Kato SG2 Migaki Santoku 180mm Custom Padouk


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Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato 越前打刃物
Production area: Echizen, Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Santoku
Size: 180 mm
Type of steel: Powder Steel
Steel: SG2, Coated with Soft Stainless Steel
Handle: Bois de Padouk (Made in Quebec)
Total length: 309 mm
Length of edge: 180 mm
Handle length at tip: 193 mm
Blade height: 49 mm
Thick: 1.8 mm
Length of handle: 116 mm
Weight: 182g
Hand orientation: Ambidextrous
Duration: 62-64 HRC
Manufacturer of the Channel: Martin Tremblay

I am proud to present the series of hybrid knives: Japanese blade and Quebec handle created by Martin Tremblay! I strongly believe that the technique and the hundreds of years of expertise that the Japanese possess in the art of forging are second to none! However, in Quebec we have a certain talent for cabinet-makeers, as confirmed by these magnificent custom sleeves.

The goal is to form a symbiosis between two countries, two talents and make it a truly unique exceptional product!

Martin Tremblay:

He is passionate about quality objects, as much their design and beauty, without compromising in terms of function. He discovered a passion, among other things, for woodworking and Japanese kitchen knives. A happy marriage occurred when he produced his first rounds of knives and sayas to live up to his standards. He strives to choose, among the most beautiful wood species, the pieces that present the most aesthetic textures and colors. he hopes to offer you a product that will preserve or awaken your passion for cooking.

Yoshimi Kato

Alias Yoshimi Katou is a renowned blacksmith from Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, and of the 3rd generation of Kato. Head of Kato Uchihamono, formerly Kintaro, Mr. Kato did his apprenticeship under the guidance of his father – a 2nd generation blacksmith – Hiroshi Kato for many years before taking over the family business. Mr. Kato is a master of thermal processing of high-end steels such as SG2 and Aogami Super. Its hand-forged Damascus is fascinating and its tsuchime finish is aesthetically pleasing. Kato knives have a reputation for being the best example of Echizen craftsmanship.