Hand made in Sakai, stainless clad shirogami 1 forged by dentoukougeishi master smith Kenji Togashi and expertly ground by his son. Stainless clad shirogami 1 is a less common combination as it is more challenging to work but it offers a great combination of the shirogami 1 carbon steel's fine edge formation and long edge life with the stainless steel's ease of use.
These are super easy to sharpen with a great cutting duration and smooth cutting feel with nicely finished corners. Slightly larger than usual geometry for a Sakai gyuto but still following in that style. Octagonal ho wood and horn handle shaves a little weight off and makes for a very secure grip even when wet or greasy.
|Steel Type||Shirogami 1 Stainless Clad|
|Handle Material||Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule|
|Weight||140 grams, approx. overall, cutting edge, height at heel|
|Height at Heel||53 mm|
|Overall Length||320 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||170 mm|