Santoku knife, Ginsan stainless steel, Tsuchime finish - Kato
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The Knives are made by Yoshimi Kato the now owner of Kanehiro Hamono who’s father trained him and Yu Kurosaki.
SHAPE: Santoku. Named after the three best things to do with this knife - slicing, dicing and mincing. It is the classic veg prep knife with both good breadth and width.
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.
FINISH: Tsuchime. This is a hand hammered finish that helps with food release.
HANDLE: Riveted pakkawood handle.
LENGTH: 165mm in length.
MAKER: Yoshimi Kato - Takefu, Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: A great quality knife combining western and Japanese styling.
SAUNDERS SAYS: “I want one."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.