Yoshimi Kato VG-10 Suminagashi Gyuto
240mm. Yoshimi Kato has taken the reins of the business that his father-in-law, Hiroshi, started and is making some of the best blades coming out of Echizen today.
The Kato VG-10 Suminagashi line of knives answers the need for a stylish and functional utensil at a very competitive price. They are made from a core of VG-10 stainless steel which then receives outer layers of a softer stainless steel finished in a wonderful damascus (suminagashi) pattern.
This Kato Suminagashi gyuto
measures in at 212mm, a perfect length for most kitchens and chefs needing a more compact sized knife. The dimensions also make it better suited to tackling smaller ingredients or those requiring fine detail work. It has a nicely rounded belly so itís good for pushers and rockers. The blade height is about average for this size knife. There is a nicely executed symmetrical 50/50 edge ground into the VG-10 which will hold that sharpness very well.
These are real lookers for sure. But they are also real performers. Kato-san knows no other way!
Maker: Yoshimi Kato
Location: Echizen Japan
Steel: VG-10 Stainless
Cladding: Stainless Damascus (Suminagashi)
Weight: 5.8 ounces
Blade Length: 212 mm
Total Length: 340 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.7 mm
Blade Height: 45.3 mm
Edge Grind: Even
Handle: Western Rosewood