Yoshimi Kato Nickel damascus vg10 nakiri 165mm EN


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Yoshimi Kato Nickel damascus vg10 nakiri 165mm is a blade designed for cutting vegetables. This double bevel blade is inspired by the traditional Usuba single bevel blade.

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-in-law 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 edge retention and ease of 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 of this knife is handcrafted by us with a dyed and stabilized ash burl, brass and morta oak spacer, with a synthetic amber bolster.

Technical sheet

Find here the details for Yoshimi Kato Nickel damascus vg10 nakiri 165mm:

Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato

series: nickel Damascus

steel: vg10 (resistant to oxidation)

type: nakiri 165mm

length: 16.2cm

blade thickness: 1.4 mm

blade height: 5.1 cm

weight: 152 g

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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