Hiroshi Kato has been blacksmithing for over 50 years. He has been credited as one of the founding Fathers of Takefu Knife Village and continues to forge blades under the Masakage brand as well as his own. He was awarded the Certificate of Traditional Craftsmen in 2008.
These gorgeous handmade beauties are some of our favourites. Pictures don't do this knife justice. The suminagashi layering is amazing and a true test to Master Kato's attention to detail.
**These knives are now made by Yoshimi Kato (son in law of Master Kato). Yoshimi has now taken over the family business and is, in our opinion doing an incredible job.
|Blade||120mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||VG-10 Damascus / Stainless|
|HRC||60 - 61|
|Handle||100mm / Red and Black Micarta|