Mr. Tanaka hammer-forged this blade from Ginsan stainless steel. It is very good at taking and holding a sharp edge and sharpens more easily than many other stainless steels. A softer Damascus cladding is applied to protect and strengthen this hard edge steel and is finished with a near mirror polish and hand engraved by Mr. Tanaka himself.
A traditional octagonal-shaped handle makes the package complete and gives the knife a great look.
Blacksmith: Tanaka San
Location: Nagasaki Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Cladding: Stainless Damascus / Polished Finish
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Weight: 6.7oz / 190g
Blade Length: 225mm
Overall Length: 375mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.6mm
Blade Height at Heel: 54.3mm
Handle Type: Rosewood Octagonal