Yoshimi Enju VG10 Damascus Santoku 165mm. Yoshimi Kato makes knives for several leading brands including Masakage and Kanehiro. This new line is the first to bear his name. As always, we are very impressed with his quality of grinds, fit, and finish. The overall aesthetic appeal is quite stunning, especially in the case of this new range. They are made with good quality Vg10 Stainless Steel, which is known for taking a fine edge with the correct heat treatment that Yoshimi employs.
The inner core of VG10 is then covered in a multi-layer damascus cladding made from a soft stainless steel. These are really easy knives to maintain.
The santoku featured here is of average size at 165mm with a blade height of 46mm. These knives really are great all-arounders. Their compact size belies their many abilities. In fact, they are starting to replace gyutos and chef knives in many kitchens and knife rolls.
The stunning blade is matched to a semi-custom handle made from a solid piece of oak wood that is durable and attractive.
Brand: Yoshimi SG-2
Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Method: Hammer Forged
Core Edge Steel: VG10
Cladding: Damascus Stainless
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
Handle: Oak Octagonal
Weight: 3.7 ounces
Blade Length: 173 mm
Total Length: 307 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2mm
Blade Height: 46mm
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