Yoshimi Kato – Gyuto 210mm AS Kurouchi

R2,950.00

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato apprenticed at Kanehiro Hamono and then apprenticed under the guidance of Hiroshi-San (his Father in Law) who has also taught great blacksmiths like Yu Kurosaki. Yoshimi Kato strives to continuously improve his skills day by day working from Takefu knife village. Unusual for a blacksmith, Kato-San does not favor a particular steel. He is skilled with all steels that he uses. He believes that heat treating is where you should pay the most attention.

These blades are hand forged with Aogami Super. This steel is really easy to sharpen, takes a brilliant edge, cuts like silk and is super rugged for its hardness.  They are then clad in softer stainless steel to help with any maintenance issues.

Aogami Super ( Blue Super Steel ) is an improved version of Blue # 1. For Blue Super (Aogami Super or AS) they add more carbon for hardness. Te extra Vanadium gives extra toughness and creates smaller carbides. Blue Super is often considered by blacksmiths, to be the best carbon steel for knife making in Japan.

Gyuto (Chefs Knife):

The Gyuto is a Japanese designed chef’s knife. Gyutos vary widely in design but generally range from 210mm to 270mm in length though smaller and larger examples can be found. Like the familiar western styled chef’s knife, Gyutos are commonly tall at the heel, have a reasonably flat profile toward the heel for chopping, a belly toward the tip of the blade for rock cutting, and a pointed tip for precision work.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Gyuto

Blade Length: 210 mm

Steel Type: Aogami Super ( Blue Super Steel )

Rockwell Hardness: 63:64

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE DELIVERY ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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