Yoshimi Kato Black Damascus SG2 Gyuto 240mm Maple Loupe
Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato 越前打刃物
Production area: Echizen, Fukui/ Japan
Size: 240 mm
Type of steel: Powder Steel (Inoxidable)
Steel: SG2, Covered with Inoxidable Steel Damasé Soft
Handle: Stabilized Maple Loupe and Acrylic
Total length: 382 mm
Length of edge: 240 mm
Length of handle at tip: 260 mm
Blade height: 52 mm
Thick: 1.8 mm
Length of handle: 131 mm
Hand orientation: Ambidextrous
Duration: 62-64 HRC
Yoshimi Kato (aka Yoshimi Katou) is a renowned blacksmith from Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, and the 3rd generation of Kato. Head of Kato Uchihamono, formerly Kintaro, Mr. Kato apprenticed under the direction 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 the reputation of being the best example of Echizen craftsmanship.
Tips for best results
Make sure your knife will deliver its absolute best by having it professionally sharpened at least once a year. Please note that our meticulously handcrafted Japanese knives are – unless otherwise noted – carbon steel and not stainless steel. To prevent rust, make sure the blades are patted dry – especially when cutting acidic items. Never cut frozen foods, hard products, bone, or twist the blade when using. Never soak in water after use or put in the dishwasher. After use, store in a cool, dry place and avoid high temperature fluctuations.
Our commitment to you – our customers
Every knife we carry has a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects and errors. For example, if the handle becomes detached or cracks appear after a few weeks of proper use. Or if there are any blade cracks from the edge to the spine. While such defects are indeed rare, they can occur. In such cases, we will exchange the knife in question or give you a refund. Each warranty case is different depending on the criteria, and we reserve the right in each and every case to evaluate the applicability of our lifetime warranty in the event of any manufacturing defects and errors.
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Each knife we carry is supplied with a so-called “factory edge”. Our chef knife range comprises more than 200 different products. While all our handcrafted Japanese knives ship with a “factory edge”, ultimate blade sharpness can vary. If you feel that your knife’s blade edge is not performing to its full potential, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with professional sharpening for free!
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