Jikko 230mm Kiritsuke Gyuto. Ginsanko stainless steel blade with western riveted pakka wood handle. 245 grams, 367mm approx. overall, 235mm cutting edge, 50mm height at heel.
Jikko's western ginsanko series offers excellent cutting feel with thin monosteel blades. Ginsanko is a stainless steel made by Hitachi's Yasugi Specialty Steels and is essentially shirogami (a high purity carbon steel) with chromium added. The kiritsuke tip offers fine detail capabilities and the blade’s deep belly keeps the tip from jamming into the cutting board as easily as a flatter kiritsuke can when push cutting.
Jikko is a family business established in 1901 in Sakai City, Osaka and has extensive relationships with traditional craftsman in Sakai. From basic to top shelf, Jikko knives are always sharpened by hand in the Jikko workshop, either by the head of the head of Jikko or under his supervision, maintaining very high quality control. On single bevel knives, special care is taken to provide a flat, fine-polished ura (side opposite omote bevel).