OUL 180mm Kiritsuke Santoku. Blade is hand forged with Ginsanko stainless (silver 3 steel) with Sakura handle.
The OUL Ginsanko series knives are forged by Naotaka Yamatsuka, one of the few Sakai blacksmiths that forges with Ginsanko. They are very easy to sharpen and don’t rust! They are ground by Maruyama-san, a very talented up and coming sharpener, and have excellent, thin grinds.
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.
Please note, OUL knives have very thin hollow ground (concave) bevels, they cut very smoothly but require awareness of proper technique to avoid chipping the edge. Avoid cutting hard items and twisting or scraping the edge on the cutting board.
|Height at Heel||45 mm|
|Overall Length||318 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||170 mm|