Hado Sakai "DŌ" Ginsan Santoku 180mm

About the Shape - This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means 'Three Virtues' or 'To solve Three Problems'. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm - 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to their unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

About Hado Sakai  Ginsan - Oul Sakai sources blades from the best knife makers in Sakai, and has them sharpened by their resident sharpeners, overseen by their master sharpener Maruyama-san.

The Ginsan series is forged by Yamatsuka-san, with the famous Ginsan stainless steel, and sharpened by a talented new apprentice at Hado, Nomura-san. Ginsan was created to cut like high carbon steel, with none of the maintenance that carbon steel is known for. It's perfect for home cooks who don't want to keep their knives dry, or the professional who needs a more rugged knife. Lightweight, flashy, and perfect for any kind of cook!

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 180mm
Blade Height 45mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 2mm
Weight 135g
Steel Type Ginsan Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Walnut wood handle
Blacksmith Shogo Yamatsuka
Maker Oul Sakai