Yoshimi Kato SG2 Tsuchime Bunka with maplewood handle

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An absolutely superb statement piece of a knife, this bunka has been finished with an equally beautiful full tang maplewood yo handle.


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

Product SKU: KATO-015-##

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 bunka saya is a perfect fit for this knife. The magnolia and black sand santoku saya also fit as does the bunka size (22x5cm) blade guard.

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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