Yoshimi Kato


Yoshimi Kato SG2 Nickel Damascus Black Petty 150mm

About the Shape: This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.

Knife Shape Petty
Blade Length 150mm
Steel Type SG2 Powdered Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 62:63
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Rosewood with red Pakka wood 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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