Santoku knife, VG10 stainless steel, damascus 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: Santoku. A good all-round, all purpose kitchen knife.
STEEL: VG10. A premium high carbon Japanese Stainless steel capable of impressive hardness.
FINISH: Damascus or Suminagashi. This type of finish is made by creating a Kitaeji; which is produced by repeatedly folding/stacking then compressing two different steels until they create a laminated pattern. This can then be manipulated in various ways to produce the maker’s desired pattern effect. This material is then clad around the core metal of the blade as an elaborate protective layer for the core steel - thus giving the knife a beautiful and striking appearance.
HANDLE: Octagonal rosewood handle, pakkawood ferrule.
LENGTH: 165mm in length.
MAKER: Yoshimi Kato - Takefu, Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: Multifunctional use
SAUNDERS SAYS: "It always me how one knife maker can make knives as different as these are to the Kanehiro range. These nakiri’s are real head turners."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.