Fujiwara Yoshiaki Damascus Gyuto 240mm


Since I was quite surprised of the quality and overall finish of my first Kasumi Gyuto from Kato-san, I asked for a few more knives right after that.

The damascus pattern is extremely handsome looking.... I haven't actually handled it in my hands yet, but I can see thru the photos that this knife is as well made as the Kasumi model.


This knife is quite well made living well up to the high reputation. Details are refined in its own way, for example...,

1. The finishing Sen grind mark is running perpendicular (kiri) to the edge line which is quite unique for hand made/hand finished knives.

2. The neck being very tall, almost as tall as the handle itself.

3. Very handsome smith name and Kaou engraving which is only to be expected from a sword smith.


What's most unique about this knife is the heavy dutiness of it..., the blade thickness as well as how the edge is constructed with no bevel line almost reminds me of a Hirazukuri Tanto.

The blade is very very thick, the knife is hence quite heavy. The curve from the spine to the edge flows smoothly just like Hirazukuri Tantos, which of course means that the edge angle is quite big, so altho this knife is sold as a Gyuto, I would warn you that it is not your usual Gyuto style knife. Usual Gyutos have much thinner blade with much keener edge angle.

So if I were to categorize this knife, it would be closer to being a butcher's knife, or a slightly thin Western Deba. Most suitable usage for this knife IMO would be for taking apart larger meats, whole chicken, etc. You can of course finely slice meats or cut vegetable with it, but I would say there are other knives more suitable for such tasks.

Kato-san takes orders for thinner blade, but this will incur extra. If you wish to order a custom Fujiwara knife, with say, thinner blade, different jigane material, etc. pls contact me thru the Contact Us page. At the moment I don't have any designated pull down item for Fujiwara orders, so pls use Tojiro or Tsukasa items to contact me for Fujiwara related orders/inquiries.


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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 March, 2015.

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