Yoshimi Kato, the son of Master Hiroshi Kato is now taking over as the main blacksmith for the long established brand Kintaro (金太郎) from Takefu Knife Village. Kato-san often work with Kurosaki and their knives are very similar in terms of geometry and grind. He is also responsbile for many knives produced under other brands such as Kotetsu, Kanehiro and Masagake.
|Total Length||255 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||120 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||30 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||2.8 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||2.2 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip||1.2 mm|
Steel type: Aogami Super core in soft iron clad
Hardness (HRC): 64-65
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.
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