Yoshimi Kato R2/SG2 Diamond Damascus 210mm Gyuto with Polished Black & White Acrylic Handle

by Yoshimi Kato


Only One Available Handcrafted Kato Yoshimi R2/SG2 diamond Damascus gyuto, with a polished acrylic handle in black/white marble color.


  • Origin: Echizen, Fukui Prefecture
  • Craftsman: Mr. Yoshimi Kato
  • Knife Type: Gyuto
  • Steel Type: R2/SG2 Damascus
  • Hardness Level: 63
  • Blade Finish: Diamond (Polished) Damascus 
  • Blade Type: Double-edged Blade
  • Blade Length: 210mm (8.2")
  • Blade Height (at heel): 46.2mm
  • Blade Thickness (at heel): 2.0mm
  • Handle Type: Western
  • Handle Material: Polished Acrylic
  • Weight: 184g (6.49oz)
  • Hand chiselled mark: In Japanese Kanji "Yoshimi Echizen" (義実 越前)

About Yoshimi Kato 加藤 義実

Yoshimi Kato (aka. Yoshimi Katou) is a renowned blacksmith in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, and the 3rd generation Kato. Head of Kato Uchihamono, formerly known as Kintaro, Mr. Kato has apprenticed under his father - 2nd generation blacksmith - Hiroshi Kato for many years before taking over the family business. Mr. Kato is a master of heat-treating high-end steels such as SG2 and Aogami Super. His hand-forged Damascus is mesmerizing and his tsuchime finish aesthetically pleasing. Kato knives have a great reputation for being the finest example of Echizen craftsmanship.


Wash and dry with soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.

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