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.
*Import, please note that this knife has a very hard center layer and will keep an edge longer than softer Chinese style forging but is more brittle. It is not compatible with butchery or twisting or scraping the edge on a cutting board.
|Steel Type||Shirogami 1 Stainless Clad|
|Handle Material||Taihei Ebony Wood & Horn Ferrule|
|Height at Heel||95mm|