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Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya - The Sharp Chef - The Best Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Iseya, Shigekis Tanaka and Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum

Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Damascus 165mm Bunka Knife with Saya

Regular price £345.00 Sale

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

Specifications:

Knife Type: Bunka
Steel Type: R2/SG2
Blade Type: Double edged blade
Blade Length: 165mm (6.5")
Blade Height: 46mm (1.8")
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm 
Handle Material: Lacquered Handle
Handle Length: 135mm (5.3")
Weight: 113g (4 ounces) 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

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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Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose:

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