OUL 180mm Wa-Santoku Ginsanko - Octagonal Cherry Wood W Kijiro Urushi

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OUL 180mm Wa-Santoku. Blade is forged with Ginsanko stainless (silver 3 steel). Cherry wood octagonal Kijiro Urushi lacquer.
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Steel Type Ginsanko (Silver 3) - Stainless
Handle Material Cherry
Weight 131g
Height at Heel 46mm
Overall Length 319mm
Cutting Edge Length 168mm
HRC 61

OUL 180mm Wa-Santoku. Blade is forged with 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. 

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