Kato-san Tsuchime Petty 150 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 150 mm
Total Length 270 mm
Steel R2 stainless
Handle Rosewood
Ferrule Black pakka wood
Rockwell 64
Height Spine to heel 28 mm
Width at Spine 1.2 mm
Weight 73 g
Bevel  Double 

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato works out of the Takefu Knife village and took over the Family business from his father in-law in 2013. His Father in-law Hiroshi Kato-san started the shop in the late 1960's and was inaugurated as the 4th Chairman of the Takefu Knife village in 1994. Making incredible knives runs in the family obviously and we're very excited to have these incredibly sharp knives in our shop. They have one of the most beautiful damascus patterns we have ever seen and are sharpened by famous knife sharpener Makoto Kurosaki; brother of one of our favorite knifemakers Yu Kurosaki.

The Takefu Knife Village is a cooperative workshop in the Echizen region of Japan. It is the home to a long list of blacksmiths that we work with and many young and upcoming apprentices learning the trade. The area has a 700 year long history of smithing with roots in agricultural tools turned cutlery powerhouse. 

The Knife

This petty is very light and nimble, perfect for use off the board in your hand or for work on the board chopping up small vegetables or doing minor slicing tasks. It has excellent fit and finish with a very nicely sanded spine and choil and very well performed handle installation. 

Knife Care (Stainless Steel)

  • Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
  • NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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