Yoshimi Kato – Santoku 165mm – VG10 Damascus

R3,850.00

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.

The blade is made from VG10 Stainless. Its a very popular stainless steel for knife makers in Japan. It is produced by Takefu Special steel Co. Ltd. VG10 is specifically designed for kitchen knife making. Its’s relatively easy to work, has great edge retention, hardness and ductility. VG10 is usually hardened to 60-61 HRC.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165 mm

Steel Type: VG10 Stainless

Rockwell Hardness: 61:63

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

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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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