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Kato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mm
Kato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mm Kato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mmKato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mm
Kato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mm Kato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mmKato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mm

Kato Nashiji Suminagashi Gyuto 180mm

Item #: KatoNashiji-Gyuto180

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(5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $165.00
Yoshimi Kato is the son of Hiroshi Kato and has worked for his father for many years. He recently took over the business and is making quality knives for us, just as his father did. He works at Takefu Knife Village cooperative, home of some of the world’s greatest blade makers.

This is about the smallest size that the gyuto style knife is made. At just 180mm, it is part petty and part santoku—not just in dimensions but in abilities and feel. People who like a shorter blade will be intrigued by this knife as it serves so many purposes and is so adroit at those many tasks.

The knife is made from VG10, a very popular stainless steel among some of the top knife making powerhouses like Shun and Myabi. The inner core of VG-10 has an outer layer of a damascus stainless steel applied in the san-mai fashion. The inner core is revealed under the damascus which then transforms to a great looking nashiji (pear skin) finish.

A traditional rosewood and pakka wood handle is a perfect match for the blade in terms of form and function. It’s a great looker and a wonderful all-around performer.

  • Brand: Kato Nashiji Suminagashi
  • Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
  • Location: Echizen Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Method: Hammer Forged
  • Core Edge Steel: VG-10
  • Cladding: Nashiji/Damascus Stainless
  • HRC: 61
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 178 mm
  • Total Length: 325 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.5 mm
  • Blade Height: 42.9 mm

  • Customer Reviews


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      Stellar knife, December 28, 2018
    Posted By: Colleen

    Wonderful knife that feels solid and yet is incredibly nimble on the board. Tip is fine enough to do intricate work. Perfect length when a 210 is too much knife. Excellent sharpness OOTB and fit and finish are also excellent. Makes quick work of proteins and vegetables. Very happy with this purchase and CKTG never disappoints.

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      Good looking knife, March 16, 2018
    Posted By: nate b - verified customer

    It's a real looker, light and nimble, lots of flat in the back half. Doesn't have the cutting performance of my PS60 for things like carrots and potatoes but for quick chopping tasks like shallots and scallions it's my new go to

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      Great craftsmanship and Precision, October 16, 2017
    Posted By: fh902 - verified customer

    A perfectly balanced gyuto for a pinch grip. Wonderful craftsmanship and the edge is great for all my kitchen work even detailed work. I'm very pleased with the purchase.

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