|Brand||Kato Uchihamono Knives|
|Product Code||Honduras rosewood handle|
Kato Uchihamono Damascus Petite Knife
Brand : Kato Uchihamono Knives
Product Code : Honduras rosewood handle
Availability : 5
Technical characteristics of Kato Uchihamono Damascus Petite Knife
Blade length: 120 mm
Overall length: 250 mm
Blade width: 29 mm
Weight: 67 g
Material: Cobalt alloy VG10 stainless steel blade core with stainless steel for surface, Honduras rosewood handle
Left or right hand: Both left and right hand
How to use Kato Uchihamono Damascus Petite Knife?
Kato Uchihamono Damascus Petite Knife can be used for many purposes. It’s great for chopping fruits and vegetables, from soft tomatoes to crunchy lettuce; peeling vegetables or round-cutting them into long strips, cutting bread and cakes; deveining shrimps; small operations like removing potatoes sprouts etc. And the very sharpest tip of the blade is designed to do a precise work, like carving fruits or vegetables.
Where is Kato Uchihamono Damascus Petite Knife made?
Kato Uchihamono Knives are fully handmade in Echizen city, pref. Fukui. Echizen (also named Takefu at 1948-2005) has been famous for more than 700 years as a sword-making center. The blades called “Echizen Uchi-Hamono” (Echizen hammer-forged blades) were highly valued amongst Samurai warlords. The history of Kato Knife Manufacturing Inc. (previous name Kanehiro Hamono) started in 1928, when the current grandmaster’s ancestor started learning the art of making blades in Echizen. Four generations of Kato masters, their apprentices and colleagues are using traditional Echizen technologies for making best kitchen knives.
What makes Kato Uchihamono Damascus Petite Knife so special?
Kato Uchihamono Damascus Petite Knife has many special features, including following:
- The handle is made from the expensive Honduras rosewood, usually used for the high-class music instruments. It’s hard, water-resistant and serves for a long time without changing the color.
- The blade is made from vanadium and molybdenum enriched cobalt alloy VG10 stainless steel as a core with layering softer stainless-steel layers as a surface. This knife is resistible to rust and stays sharp for a long time.
- A traditional Echizen technique called “Nimai Hiroge” was used for this blade. The master has to heat in the fire pit two blades in the same time. After this, the master thins out with the hammer both blades. This quite difficult method allows the blades to cool down slower than if made one-by-one. The blades made by Nimai Hiroge technique do not require the second heating up in the fire pit, and they can be made thinner than usual blades.
- The Damascus pattern is unique for each blade and cannot be repeated exactly. Look at the unique style traces of the hammer! They help to prevent the product’s sticking to the surface.
- The knife’s blade is sharpen into a special form called "Hamaguri blade" or "Clam blade". Hamaguri blade returns back from the cut pieces easier than the usual blade, allowing not to damage delicate products.
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