Blade is forged with hand made suminagashi clad Ginsanko stainless (silver 3 steel) with octagonal oak handle.
The Kikumori ginsanko suminagashi knives are forged by Naotaka Yamatsuka, one of the few Sakai blacksmiths that forges with Ginsanko. 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.
232 grams, 295mm cutting edge, 34mm high at heel
|Steel Type||Ginsanko Stainless|
|Handle Material||Oak Wood|
|Height at Heel||34 mm|
|Overall Length||450 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||295 mm|