Yoshimi Kato Minamo SG2 Kiritsuke Gyuto 210mm
Experience the fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern innovation with the Yoshimi Kato Minamo SG2 Kirituske Gyuto 210mm. This exceptional knife is a product of Yoshimi Kato's dedication to maintaining the rich history of Japanese knife-making while incorporating advanced materials and techniques.
The blade of this knife is a work of art and science. It features a unique Thunderstorm-hammered pattern on a multi-layered Damascus blade. The core is made from SG2 Micro Carbide Powder Stainless Steel, known for its superior hardness of approximately 63 HRC. This ensures excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge for professional use.
The edge of the blade is shaped like a clam, or "HAMAGURI" in Japanese. This special design facilitates smooth cutting and helps to release food easily.
The handle is crafted from Japanese Walnut, offering a comfortable grip and adding a touch of elegance to the knife.
- Manufacturer: Kato Knife Manufacturing Inc., Japan
- Blade Steel Type: Multi-Layered Damascus SG2 Micro Carbide Powder Stainless Steel Core
- Hardness: approx. 63 HRC
- Handle Material: Rosewood and Red Octagon
- Knife Type: Gyuto Knife
- Blade Length: 210mm (8.3in.)
- Total Length: 358mm (14.1in.)
- Weight: 150g
- Blade Edge: Double edged (50/50 balanced, available for both left and right-handed)
- Origin: Made in Japan
About Yoshimi Kato
Yoshimi Kato, a certified traditional craftsman, took over his father's company, KATO UCHI HAMONO, in 2018. His father, Kintaro Kato, began producing kitchen knives in 1928 and was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Silver Rays in 1987. Yoshimi Kato continues this legacy, producing knives in the Echizen region, a historic area known for its 700-year tradition of knife-making.