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Mr. Katayama apprenticed with the famous Echizen Forge Smith Takeshi Saji for many years. But he now runs his own workshop and is currently trying to make his own unique style of traditional forged knives, using all his passion, skill and experience.
Ever since he started working with Takeshi Saji, he has dreamed of becoming a custom knife maker with a his own unique style and ideas for traditional forged knives. Now, after many years of hard work and studying, his dream is becoming a reality.
Mr. Katayama believes the user’s needs and the user’s experience are very important, so he carefully considers them when he is designing and making his knives.
One of his special skills and great advantages is being able to design and handcraft his own custom handles, all by himself.
We look forward to seeing and introducing more of his distinctive handmade custom knives in the future, as he further develops his own creative ideas and unique style.
YK-2 Strong Hunter has a Tough yet, stylish appearance, with a polished VG-10 blade core and outer cladding layers of forge laminated Nickel-Stainless Damascus steel.
The Drop Point Blade has a durable and strength, designed for the practical use.The hand contoured, vivid color Pink&White Linen Micarta Handle with Finger grooves. The knife also features a full tang construction. Handmade Graysh Color Leather sheath, with belt loop, is also included.
VG-10 Nickel Damascus blade 3.3mm thick, 85mm blade, 212mm overall, Weight 184g
Knife Model: Yuta Katayama YK-2 Strong Hunter (Pink&White Linen Micarta Handle)
Blade Material: VG-10 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 62
Handle Material: Custom Handmade Pink&White Linen Micarta Handle
Sheath: Graysh Color Leather Sheath Included
Overall Length: 212mm
Blade Length: 85mm
Blade Thickness: 3.3mm