Ginsanko (Gin3, Silver 3) is a stainless steel made by Hitachi and is an excellent stainless steel for forging and edge formation. A fine grained, high carbon content (1% + carbon) stainless steel with the cutting feel and ease of sharpening of a carbon steel.

In the hands of a skilled smith, Ginsanko will be very similar to white steel’s edge formation and sharpenability