Yoshimi Kato Minamo SG2 Bunka

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Yoshimi Kato Minamo SG2 Bunka Knife

Discover the Pinnacle of Japanese Craftsmanship:

Experience the unparalleled artistry of Yoshimi Kato, a master blacksmith hailing from the renowned Takefu Village Knife Co-Operative in Echizen. With a rich heritage rooted in the teachings of his predecessor, Hiroshi, Kato brings a fresh perspective to traditional knife-making, blending age-old techniques with modern innovation. Each knife is a testament to his dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to excellence.


  • Master Blacksmith: Crafted by the esteemed Yoshimi Kato.
  • Origin: Authentically made in Echizen, Japan.
  • Construction: Skillfully hammer-forged using the San Mai technique.
  • Edge Steel: Premium SG2, known for its superior sharpness and durability.
  • Exterior: Stainless cladding for enhanced resilience.
  • Collection: Part of the exclusive Yoshimi Minamo series.
  • Hardness: Impressive HRC rating of 62-63.
  • Handle: Octogonal Walnut handle with Buffalo Handle
  • Edge: Precision-ground with a balanced 50/50 double bevel.
  • Details: Engraved using advanced laser technology.
  • Dimensions: Weighing in at 4.3 oz with an edge length of 171 mm, this knife boasts a total length of 310 mm, a spine thickness of 2.1 mm, and a blade height of 45.4 mm.

With the Yoshimi Kato Minamo SG2 Bunka Knife, you're not just purchasing a tool; you're investing in a piece of art, a slice of history, and a legacy of unparalleled craftsmanship.

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