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Yoshimi Kato R2 Unique Bamboo-Hammered Chef Knives with Stylish Colored Resin Custom Handles

Yoshimi Kato SG2/R2 limited series feature unique bamboo-hammered blades with a core of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) Micro Carbide Powder Stainless Steel for professional with a hardness of approx. 63 HRC, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge.



The stylish handle of the knife is hand crafted out of beautifully colored resin with polished stainless bolster. It is much durable, easy to grip and well blade balanced.

Please be noted that the stock of the Bamboo-Hammered Chef Knives are extremely limited. Very sorry for the inconvenience.


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.


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All the Hocho-Knife staff
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