Yoshimi Kato SG2 - Gyuto 210mm

Regular price £375.00

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An absolutely sensational statement piece of a knife with a one of a kind handle of the highest quality and finish. 

Kato-san is already well known and regarded for his work and the stunning SG2 gyuto offer not only a top quality blade but are paired with a full tang pinned handle that complements the simplicity of the blade design incredibly well.

We absolutely love these if you can't already tell!

First Impressions

As you'd no doubt expect from a blacksmith of Kato san's skill and experience, this range in both the polished and damascus finish are superb in finish and out of the box sharpness.


Stunning. We'll let the photos and product video do the talking here to be honest!


SG2 is a great steel, it's easy to care for and maintain and takes an edge well so it's a knife and steel that you can expect will last and perform well for many years.

Ease of Care

Stainless cladding and the stainless SG2 core are easy to look after so as long as you follow the standard care instructions for all our knives you'll love using this time and again.

Our Verdict

The SG2 damascus are great knives - the fit and finish are of level you would demand from a blacksmith of the skill of Kato san and when it comes down to it you're investing in a knife that's made in small batches by one of Japan's leading blacksmiths.

They're either paired with a selection of beautiful, one-off custom handles or a more traditional wa handle made from Honduran rosewood.

Kato san's knives are well worth your consideration if you're looking a feature knife in your collection.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 216mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 342mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 45.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 181 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: SG2
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 63-64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Honduran rosewood wa handle or custom Western handle.

Product SKU: 9152

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

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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