Yoshimi Kato VG10 Damascus kiritsuke 210mm EN


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Yoshimi Kato VG10 Damascus kiritsuke 210mm is the must-have knife in every cook’s bag. This hybrid blade between the Usuba and the Yanagiba lends itself to many uses in the kitchen.

History and curiosity

In the last decade Yoshimi Kato has become a world famous blacksmith, thanks to his mastery and expertise in the forging of exceptional kitchen knives. He learned from his father Hiroshi Kato, one of the pillars of Japanese cutlery. In 2017 he took over the family business when his father retired. Kato-san creates his blades in Takefu Knife Village in Fukui Prefecture.

This blade is part of the forged Nickel Damascus series with a vg10 steel core, so this blade is fully resistant to oxidation. Thanks to the heat treatment carried out by Kato-san, its vg10 steel reaches a hardness of 61-62 HRC, which offers very good thread retention and great ease when sharpening. Its Nickel Damascus pattern is not only an aesthetic asset, but also reduces the possibility of food sticking to the blade during use.

The handle

The handle is handcrafted from poplar fork with snakeskin effect Juma ferrule and bottom cap.

Technical sheet

Find here the details for Yoshimi Kato VG10 Damascus kiritsuke 210mm:

Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato

series: nickel Damascus

steel: vg10 (resistant to oxidation)

type: 210mm kiritsuke

length: 21.6cm

thickness at heel: 1.9 mm

thickness at the tip: 0.7 mm

blade height: 4.6cm

weight: 154 g

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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