Yoshimi Kato SG2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm

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Kato-san's damascus knives are stunning and his skill is clear to see at first glance but the more you look, the more you're going to fall in love with the completely unique pattern on each one.

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.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 244mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 395mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 50.3mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.89mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 172 grams
  • Core Steel: SG2
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 63-64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Honduran rosewood wa handle or custom Western handle.
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 9172

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Protection & care for this knife

The magnolia saya for 240mm gyuto is a good fit for this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

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.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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