Yoshimi Kato VG10 Black Damascus series feature 63 layers of Nickel Damascus-patterned blades with a core of VG-10 stainless steel for professional, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness.
The surface of the blade is mirror-finished to highlight the Damascus texture for more elegance.
The edge is specially formed like a clam (or HAMAGURI in Japanese), which shape helps release foods and cut smoothly.
The handle on the knife is hand crafted out of reinforced laminate wood with Stainless Bolster, which is water resistant and beautifully grained.
Mr. Yoshimi Kato, one of the most promising blacksmiths, received the certification of the traditional craftsmen on February 2008 and took over his father’s company as KATO UCHI HAMONO (KATO Knife Manufacturing Inc.) at Takefu city, Fukui in 2018.
His father, Mr. Kintaro Kato started kitchen knife production in 1928 and founded his company KANEHIRO UCHI HAMONO in 1958. He was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Silver Rays in 1987.
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