Ginsanko blends traditional methods of knife making with up to date metallurgy. Ginsanko is a breakthrough within the incorporation of high carbon steel and stain resistant metallic elements. With a hardness at the Rockwell scale of 62-63, they offer a rare combination of traditional Japanese high carbon knives with stainless steel properties. Hongasumi translates as true mist and refers back to the beautiful mist like patterns at the blade which are formed when Ginsanko (HRC 62-63) is forged with iron. Ginsanko steel is forged by our master artisans to create traditional Japanese knives of the very best quality that can give peace of mind in high paced environments. Our Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Hongasumi Ginsanko Stain Resistant Steel Yanagi are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Octagonal Shaped Yew Deal with affixed with a and a protective wooden sheath known as a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use.
Knife Type: Yanagi (Sushi Sashimi Knife) / Material: Ginsan (Silver3)
Blade: Single-Edged / HRC: 62-63
Deal with Material: Yew Wood / Bolster Material: Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)
Features a Natural Magnolia Knife Sheath (Saya)