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Yoshimi Kato SG2 Tsuchime Bunka 180mm Loupe D'érable

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Original price $535.00 - Original price $535.00
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$535.00 - $535.00
Current price $535.00

Forgeron: Yoshimi Kato 越前打刃物
Zone de production: Echizen, Fukui/ Japon
Profil: Bunka
Taille: 180 mm
Type d’acier: Acier des Poudres (Inoxydable)
Acier: SG2, Recouvert d’acier Inoxydable Souple
Poignée: Loupe d’érable Stabilisé
Longueur totale: 307 mm
Longueur du bord: 178 mm
Longueur de la poignée à la pointe: 192 mm
Hauteur de la lame: 50 mm
Épaisseur: 1.8 mm
Longueur du manche: 115 mm
Poids: 204g
Orientation de la main: Ambidextre
Dureté: 62-64 HRC
Yoshimi Kato (alias Yoshimi Katou) est un forgeron renommé d’Echizen, dans la préfecture de Fukui, et de la 3e génération de Kato. Chef de Kato Uchihamono, anciennement Kintaro, M. Kato a fait son apprentissage sous la direction de son père – forgeron de 2ème génération – Hiroshi Kato pendant de nombreuses années avant de reprendre l’entreprise familiale. M. Kato est un maître du traitement thermique des aciers haut de gamme tels que SG2 et Aogami Super. Son Damas forgé à la main est fascinant et sa finition tsuchime est esthétiquement agréable. Les couteaux Kato ont la réputation d’être le meilleur exemple de l’artisanat Echizen.

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.

After-Sales service

Do you get the feeling that your knife just can’t “cut it”?

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!

Oops! What about the truly Unthinkable?

Was it just through a slight slip of the hand that your knife accidentally fell on the floor and damaged its tip and blade, or it was used to cut a hard, frozen product and chipped? Don’t despair, get in touch with us and we will solve the problem through our in-house, professional sharpening and repair service.

Simply contact us or visit our store to get a free estimate.

Customer Ratings






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Edge lenght


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Blade thickness


Handle size




SG2, Recouvert d’acier Inoxydable Souple

Steel type

Powder steel


62-64 HRC


Handle material

Loupe d’érable Stabilisé





All purpose knife

Hand orientation



Production area

Echizen, Fukui/Japon


Yoshimi Kato 越前打刃物

What are the different types of Japanese knives?

What are the different types of Japanese knives?

Each Japanese knife is made with a specific purpose in mind. There are types of multi-purpose knives such as the Gyuto which is the equivalent of a chef's knife or the Santoku which translates into: three virtues, a name that well represents its multiplicity. The Sujihiki and the Yanagiba are made for slicing while the Nakiri and the Usuba are specialized for cutting vegetables. Without forgetting the Petty for precision tasks. The list goes on and the possibilities are diverse.

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Japanese blades are lighter, very balanced, higher hardness, sharper and retain their sharpness longer. This allows the user greater control of his work tool and a clean cut to alter the texture and flavor of the food as little as possible.