Oul Sakai Ginsan Kiritsuke Santoku 165mm

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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 the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

About Oul Sakai Ginsan - Oul Sakai sources blades from the best knife makers in Sakai, and has them sharpened by their resident master-sharpener, Maruyama-san. Oul Sakai was the first maker in Sakai to bring carbon steel clad with stainless steel to Yoshikazu Tanaka-san, and now Tanaka-san loves it! He now forges with this steel for several different companies.

The Ginsan series is forged by Yamatsuka-san, with the famous Ginsan stainless steel. Ginsan was created to cut like high carbon steel, with none of the maintenance that carbon steel is know 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 165mm
Blade Height 44mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 2mm
Weight 127g
Steel Type Ginsan Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry wood handle
Blacksmith Shogo Yamatsuka
Maker Oul Sakai

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