Yoshimi Kato is the Son in Law of Hiroshi Kato, one of the greatest masters of this craft, the blacksmith behind Masakage knives and teacher to many, including Yoshimi Kato and none other than Yu Kurosaki. Yoshimi Kato takes over from Hiroshi Kato (who has retired) at Masakage, and makes his own knives too.
Made with the upmost traditions, painstaking methods and keenness for quality, Kato knives are absolutely stunning and a perfect gift for any chef or keen cook.
This range of knives is made from super hard R2 stainless steel using Nickel to create the Damascus layering effect. R2 provides a stainless steel blade which holds a supremely sharp edge, with a Rockwell rating of 64HRC and requires very little maintenance, holding it's sharpness brilliantly well, but requiring more effort to sharpen.
Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.
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