Yoshimi Kato Silver 3 - Petty 120mm

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A wonderful mid sized petty from Kato-san made in a silver 3 steel with a subtle but visually captivating nashiji finish this is definitely a utility knife you'll find yourself reaching for time and again for all those intricate little jobs.


Excellent sharpness out of the box and an impressively even grind along the length of the blade as you'd expect from a blacksmith of Yoshimi Kato's skill and experience. This is a high performance range by any measure.


The nashiji or "pear's skin" finish is one of our favourites - it's subtle but still has a great deal of visual interest when you look a little closer. 

It's created by spraying powdered iron on the blade while it's being worked on and so every single blade is most definitely unique.


Nice and light with a traditional wa handle and a good balance point, fit and finish around the heel of the knife it's easy to use, nimble and comfortable in hand.


The silver 3 core is comparable to many carbon steels for sharpness and edge retention and will keep an impressive edge sharpness. 

Ease of care

Normal instructions apply as always - rinse and dry after use and no dishwashers but other than that you've got a nice low maintenance stainless knife thanks to the silver 3 core and stainless cladding. Easy!

Value for money

Yoshimi Kato has made a great collection here, it combines great out of the box performance, looks and durability so it's definitely one we're happy to recommend and we're big fans of Kato san. 

Product details

  • Blade Length: 120mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 246mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2.70mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 29.1mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total weight: 65 grams
  • Sharpness score: 179 (See how we measure this)
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: Silver 3
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • Handle material: D shaped oval rosewood

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What you get

The knives are sold in a simple but elegant card presentation/storage box and the blade is wrapped in a corrosion resistant paper.

Blacksmith Profile

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato San is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato San and is a highly skilled and renowned blacksmith working at the Takefu knife village where he creates his own ranges of knives as well as knives for other brands such as Masakage.

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