Jikko's Ginsanko (silver 3) stainless steel has excellent forging and heat treatment making for a very fine edge and smooth sharpen-ability. Ginsanko is a fine grained, high carbon content (1% + carbon), low chromium (13%) stainless steel with the cutting and sharpening feel of a carbon steel, but less maintenance with regard to reactivity. Although it won’t rust, keep dry when not in use to preserve edge life. It should be noted that the nickel spacers edges can be felt along with the handle.
Jikko is a family business established in 1901 in Sakai City, Osaka and has extensive relationships with traditional craftsman in Sakai. From basic to top shelf, Jikko knives are always sharpened by hand in the Jikko workshop, either by the head of the head of Jikko or under his supervision, maintaining very high quality control. On single bevel knives, special care is taken to provide a flat, fine-polished ura (side opposite omote bevel).
Stainless steel is durable and resistant to rust and patina, but maintain with care. Hand wash & dry, no dishwasher. Hardwood-end grain or softwood long grain cutting boards are preferred; avoid bamboo and plastic cutting boards.
|Height at Heel||38mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||300mm|
These knifes come from the maker with lacquer on the blade for corrosion protection during shipping. It can be removed using acetone or lacquer thinner (follow manufacturers instructions for use).
If you would like us to remove it prior to shipping, enter "Please remove lacquer" in the +Special Instructions on the Cart page. This could delay shipping by up to 5 days.