Yoshimi Kato is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato, the man who originally made some of our most popular Masakage lines and was a founding member of Takefu Knife VIllage.
The torch has been passed and Yoshimi-san has stepped up to fill some big shoes and take over those lines. Yoshimi-san first apprenticed at Kanehiro Hamono and then apprenticed under the guidance of Hiroshi-san, who has also taught amazing blacksmiths like Yu Kurosaki
. The transition has been seamless. He tells us he strives to continuously improve his skill day by day. We look forward to working with the next generation Kato for many years to come!