These knives are hand crafted by Hiroshi Kato and his team in the Takefu Knife Village.
Damascus Clad VG-10 stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness ~61
Western-style riveted pakka wood handle
"Making knives is delicate work with many considerations." - Hiroshi Kato, Master Blacksmith
In 1935 Hiroshi Kato san's father became independent from his Sensei. After finishing high school Kato san began his apprenticeship under his father. It's amazing that after over 50 years as a knife maker he's still inspired by thinking of people cooking with his knives. He always considers balance when hammer the steel, keeping in mind where a knife needs to be thin and where it needs to be strong.
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