Gyuto knife, Ginsan stainless steel, migaki finish - Kagekiyo *
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A classic gyuto shape with a hand carved walnut handle.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: Ginsanko or Silver 3 as it is commonly known is a fantastic high carbon stainless steel that performs incredibly well, a huge plus point is that it is pretty easy to sharpen. It only has 13% Chromium in it which is what makes stainless, well stainless. This is the minimum amount a knife can have in it to be classed as stainless. So if you leave acid items on the knife don't be surprised to come back and find tarnish marks. This is the price for ease of sharpening.
HANDLE: Oval hand carved walnut handle.
LENGTH: 210 or 240mm in length.
MAKER: Baba Hamono - Sakai City, Japan
BEST FOR: To feel top notch craftsmanship in a beautiful knife.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "The grind and fit and finish of these knives is the best I have ever seen. All of the craftsmen involved in creating this knife dentou-kougeishi, the top award for traditional craftsman. These men know their onions and have created a knife that is truly special."