Custom Handle Yoshimi Kato AS/S Kurouchi Kiritsuke 240mm No.1

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About the Shape - Inspired by the profile of a traditional European chef knife and the badass tip of a Kiritsuke (Traditionally a single bevel knife), double bevel Kiritsukes are a multi-purpose knife with a slight meat cutting bias. If you want one knife to do it all, and look cooler than your buddy, this is your knife. For the at-home or professional cook, we recommend a Kiritsuke which measures between 210mm and 240mm long.

About Yoshimi Kato - Second careers are often the best. I know a burnt-up chef, for example, who owns a few knife shops now. Then there’s Yoshimi Kato, who left his job as the project manager of a construction company to become a blacksmith after marrying Hiroshi Kato’s daughter. 
It takes normal apprentices 10-15 years to become pros, but Kato san did it in just 5, and is now running the show. He forges most of the Masakage Kiri, Yuki and Koishi knives that were once his father-in-law’s domain. Yoshimi san also brings a special level of professionalism and care to his customer’s orders, checking each blade for quality when it is finished.

Knife Shape Kiritsuke
Blade Length 250mm
Steel Type Aogami Super (Super Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 63:64
Handle Wa (Japanese) handle
Blacksmith/Maker Yoshimi Kato

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