A classic Yoshimi Kato (Kintaro) K-tip Gyuto 240mm in R2/SG2 steel. Basically the same knife as the Kotesu R2.
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.
Tip to Heel Length
Blade Height at Heel
Width of Spine Above Heel
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade
Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip
|R2/SG2, Stainless Cladding
|HRC 62 to 63
|stock factory handle
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