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R2 Tsuchime

Made in limited numbers to the highest standards, the R2 is a truly special knife from Yoshimi Kato anyone would be thrilled to own.

Available in very limited numbers and finished to the highest standards with a limited edition ironwood handle from Sadao Nishihara, the R2/SG2 hand hammered knife is a thing of outstanding beauty and craft. 

From every angle it's obvious that the skill required to design and make such a knife can only belong to an expert blacksmith like Yoshimi Kato.

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Why buy this range

Just look at it! From every angle it's an astonishing knife, the limited edition ironwood handle with its full tang and the hand hammered finish and grind is a sight to behold. Kato san has created something very special with this range.

What you get

The knife is protected with a traditional card presentation box with a padded lid to stop the blade moving around when you move the box.

Helping you find the perfect knife

Cutting Edge Knives is a small family run business based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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