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Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto

Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Kiyoshi Kato) kurouchi aogami 240mm gyuto

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Kiyoshi Kato-san, (or Yoshiaki Fujiwara--his smith name) born in 1944, is a licensed swordsmith (since 1999). He was 20 years old when he began his swordsmith training under his grandfather, Kanekuni Kato, and his father, Sanehira Kato.

After more than a decade of training and swordsmithing, he entered the field of knife-making (outdoor and kitchen knives) in 1977. He makes his knives in his workshop in Hokuto City in Yamanashi prefecture.

Kato-san's knives are one of the most highly sought-after pieces among Japanese knife collectors. His knives, as you might have guessed, are also considered as "unicorns" just like Shigefusa knives.

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Brand/ maker: Kiyoshi Kato
Location: Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan
Knife type: wa-gyuto
Series: kurouchi

Construction type: carbon clad
Steel category: carbon steel
Steel type: aogami

Total length: 394mm
Blade length: 232mm
Blade height at heel: 50.7mm
Spine thickness at handle: 4.8mm
Spine thickness at heel: 4.3mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.2mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.2mm
Weight: 226g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal magnolia
Ferrule: buffalo horn
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

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NOTE:
These knives are handmade so there will be slight variances and imperfections.