Yoshimi Katoworks 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 sharpenerMakoto Kurosaki; brother of one of our favorite knifemakersYu Kurosaki.
Takefu Knife Village
TheTakefu Knife Villageis 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 petty knife is the perfect companion to any larger knife such as a gyuto, kiritsuke, santoku, or bunka. While the larger knife is great for all the on-the-board tasks you make come across, the petty knife is great for all the in-hand and detail oriented work. Be it peeling, trimming or capping produce, detail oriented work, to light butchery work the petty knife is always the second knife we recommend adding to any kit to add maximum versatility!