Kato-san Yo-Santoku 165 mm

$273.71 $364.95
Blade Length 165 mm
Total Length 295 mm
Steel R2(SG2)
Handle Pakka Wood
Ferrule Welded Steel
Rockwell 64
Height Spine to heel 45 mm
Width at Spine 1.5 mm
Weight 151 grams

Yoshimi Kato-san works out of the Takefu Knife village and took over the Family business from his father in 2013. His Father 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-san; brother of one of our favorite knifemakers Yu Kurosaki-san.

The santoku is by far the most popular shape in use in Japanese home kitchens today. The word "Santoku" translates to three virtues which refers to slicing, dicing and chopping or meat, fish and vegetables depending on who you ask. Basically the name tries to imply the extreme versatility of the blade. Coming in at 165 mm the Santoku is slightly shorter than your average chef's knife which makes it a great option for the home cook who feels intimidated by large chef's knives or the professional who needs something small and compact yet capable. 

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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