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.
The Range - Tsuchime Limited Edition
This range of knives is made from super hard SG2 stainless steel with an absolutely gorgeously unique hammered pattern and a limited edition Maplewood handle
The Steel - SG2/R2 Stainless Steel
This range is made using SG2 stainless steel. SG2 (sometime called R2) is a premium steel which is harder than many other stainless steels. The hardness allows the knife to get sharper, stay sharper longer and out perform softer steels making it one the best performers around. The hardness does require a little more elbow grease when sharpening the knife though, but you will need to do it less often.
The Model - Santoku
Similar to a Gyuto chef’s knife, the Santoku offers a large light blade with a taller profile and a flatter belly, making the knife excellent for a more ‘up and down’ chopping motion for meat, fish or vegetables. Blades vary from 160mm to 180mm. This is a great knife if you want an all rounder with shorter blade and a good weight to it.
Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose or get in touch with us and we'll happily discuss and help you find the perfect knife for you.