One of the bests Blacksmiths in Echizen, and one of the best stainless steels. This santoku is forged with silver #3 steel aka Ginsan, with stainless steel cladding. Handle is American Cherry with black pakka wood ferrule. Light, nimble, stainless and has a fantastic grind.
Silver #3 steel is very popular in Japan because it retains many of the excellent properties of carbon steel, including, feel, cutting ability, and ease of sharpening. It has moderate edge retention, so this is best enjoyed by someone who sharpens their own knives.
HRC: 60 - 62
Handle: American Cherry / Black Pakka
Blade length: 165mm
Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato