The Minamo is the latest offering from master Yoshimi Kato from Kintaro Hamono of Takefu Knife Village. The Minamo line is forged with the SG2 powdered steel that is very fine, sharp and has great edge retention. The elegant hammered "Minamo" pattern is inspired by the summer Thunderstorm, Master Kato has been working with Master Kurosaki for a very long period of time, and their knives are highly similar in terms of desgin and performance: super thin behind the edge, with a great OOTB edge and excellent food penetration.
|120 mm||150 mm|
|Weight||75 g||80 g|
|Total Length||256 mm||280 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||125 mm||149 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||30 mm||30 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||1.9 mm||1.9 mm
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||1.9 mm||1.9 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip||1.2 mm||1.2 mm|
Steel type: SG2 Core with stainless clad
Hardness (HRC): 62-63
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.
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