OUL 180mm Wa-Bunka. Blade is forged with hand made suminagashi clad Ginsanko stainless (silver 3 steel). Cherry wood octagonal Kijiro Urushi lacquer.
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.
|Steel Type||Ginsanko Stainless
|Handle Material||Octagonal Cherry Wood W Kijiro Urushi|
|Height at Heel||45 mm|
|Overall Length||318 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||172 mm|
|Spine Thickness at Heel
|Spine Thickness at Tip||1 mm|