Chinese Cleaver, SG2 Powder Steel, Polished finish - Kato
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The Knives are made by Yoshimi Kato the now owner of Kanehiro Hamono who’s father trained him and Yu Kurosaki.
SHAPE: Chinese Cleaver - This Japanese-made Chinese cleaver represents the very best of East Asia. If you are into the nakiri shape or prep a lot of veg, it is the perfect tool for you.
STEEL: SG2 or R2. These are modern powder steels and as the name suggested are formed from mixture of powdered elements heated and pressed together. This allows for very precise recipes to be followed. The steels themselves have the ability to be hardened to above 65 on the Rockwell scale giving them excellent edge retention. This does come at a slight cost in that they can be slightly difficult to sharpen.
FINISH: Migaki or polished
HANDLE: Wenge handle with Buffalo ferrule.
LENGTH: 175mm in length and 75mm in height.
MAKER: Yoshimi Kato - Takefu, Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: People who want a knife that is beautiful and different to anyone else.