Hand forged and ground in Sakai, these are a very good treatment of shirogami 3 which is often associated with less expensive knives, this treatment of shirogami 3 is done very well and has a longer edge life than what is typically associated with this steel while still keeping the toughness and easy sharpenability it is known for.
Shirogami 3 has the lowest carbon content of the three shirogami steels; 3, 2 and 1 with shirogami 1 having the highest. Often toughness decreases and edge life increases as one moves from 3 to 1.
This knife is discounted for small cosmetic scratches similar to the ones in the detail shot of the ura.
|Steel Type||Shirogami 3
|Handle Material||Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule|
|Height at Heel||31 mm|
|Overall Length||378 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||232 mm|
|Handle to Tip Length||243 mm|
|Handle Length||132 mm|