Kato Alert

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  1. Dec 24, 2019 #1141

    jacko9

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    I just wasn't interested in a Shigefusa no handle western style blade. Like I mentioned earlier I already have the 210 Kato Workhorse (a really fine blade).
     
  2. Dec 24, 2019 #1142

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    Agreed. My 210WH @216x48 and 206g is just about perfect for me. This and the TF Denka 210 Yo are my 2 fav knives in the collection.
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2019 #1143

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    I have two T-F blades a very heavy 240mm Nashiji Gyuto and a very nice 150mm Nashiji Petty (both with ebony handles). My second favorite blade after my Kato is a Konosuke Fujiyama 240mm FT B#2. I also have the older style grind Kono Fujiyama B#2 210 Gyuto in third place.
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2019 #1144

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    At 53 years old I'm a grandfather. At two she loves her vegetables but is far from ready for a Kato. But she may be 20 before I ever actually get one in my cart and checked out....
     
  5. Dec 26, 2019 #1145

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    Uhh, 20 years from now, is he going to be still making them? I would think not ;)
     
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  6. Dec 26, 2019 #1146

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    :Iagree: And they'll probably be easier to get then....o_O
     
  7. Dec 26, 2019 #1147

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    I am happy i could buy one on BST a couple of months ago since i doubt i will be able to afford one in the future. And i don't think its about the build but rather the fact that this guy is a legend both in japan and the west and he is 75 so will not be making more soon. Carter was saying in a video about Shiraki that smithing is a hard environment with toxic gases and hard labour and most smiths will retire when in their 70s due to health issues. I think Shiraki retired.
    I only wish Kato was making western handle gyutos since i haven't seen one for sale ever. I wonder how hard it is to make western vs wa. Is it more time consuming or a bit more material?
    Also is he making any damascus?
     
  8. Dec 26, 2019 #1148

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    As far as I know Kato is as old as me and I'm 75 so I suspect that he won't be producing knives for many more years (if he even still making them).
     
  9. Dec 26, 2019 #1149

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