Yoshimi Kato


Yoshimi Kato AS/S Nashiji Sujihiki 270mm

About the Shape: “Sujihiki” translates to “Flesh Slicer” and it does exactly what the name suggests, perfect for carving and slicing roasts, turkey, raw meats, fish, and all other proteins and the extended blade length allows you to slice with one long stroke, instead of sliding the knife back and forth in a sawing motion. Making clean slices of brisket or ultra thin applications like Carpaccio a breeze to execute.

Knife Shape Sujihiki
Blade Length 270mm
Steel Type Aogami Super with stainless steel cladding
Rockwell Hardness 63:64
Handle Wa (Japanese) handle, Octagon Cherry with black Pakka collar
Blacksmith/Maker Yoshimi Kato

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.

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