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.

First Impressions

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.


Available in varying finishes including the subtle nashiji or "pear's skin" finish and the more visually arresting tsuchime hammer finish the silver 3 collection is stunning no matter which you choose. 

In Hand

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 care 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.

For long term care and maintenance don't forget to pick up a Japanese knife care kit!

Our Verdict

Yoshimi Kato has made a great collection here, it combines great out of the box performance, looks and durability along with the easy maintenance of silver 3 steel 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 tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 29.1mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.70mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 65 grams
  • Core Steel: Silver 3
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: D shaped oval or octagonal honduran rosewood
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 9101

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.

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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