Yoshimi Kato Super Gold 2 Bunka Knife Oak Minamo
Blacksmith: KATO / Yoshimi Kato
Brand Name: Yoshimi
Type: Bunka Knife (Double bevel edged)
Blade Material: Super Gold 2 (High Speed Stainless Steel) Clad Stainless Steel
Core: Super Gold 2
Blade Length: approx 170 mm (6.7")
Blade Width: approx 46 mm
Thickness of Spine: approx max 2 mm
Overall Length: approx 312 mm
Weight: approx 144g (5 oz)
Handle:Octagonal Japanese Lacquered Oak
MINAMO means water surface in Japanese and is an old-fashioned reading. The fine hammered pattern on the blade reminds us of that.
KATO UCHI(Forging) HAMONO(Cutlery) SEISAKUSHO(Factory)
This company was founded on April 1, 1953. Founder Mr, Kintaro Kato was born on October 1914. He engaged in forging kitchen knife production in 1928. The company has built up the experience and knowledge of knife making for many years. The president Hiroshi Kato received the certification of the traditional craftsmen on February 2008.
About "Super Gold 2"
Super Gold 2 is Powder Steel, registered trademark of Takefu Special Steel Co Ltd. A large quantity of high alloy ingredients are included by powder metallurgy. And it is super high quality steel that rich in high corrosion-resistant, high hardness, high toughness, high wear resistance. Though this HRC is high, it is easy to relatively re-sharpen it. And The edge retention is outstanding. Thus famous Chefs also loves this steel.
About Japanese Knives
Japanese knives are made by craftsmen and machines, there might be scratch. Most Japanese knives are thin blade. Don't twist edge, and don't cut and hit frozen foods or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.