Here is a new knife for 2020: Okeya Damascus new santoku called “Ryu-Rin.” Ryu means dragon and Rin means scales, and our friend Aki Fujiwara who came up with the design wanted to express the Damascus pattern to look like dragon scales.
The santoku is the most popular knife shape in Japan for home cooks. It's versatile and easy to handle and works well on a large variety of tasks.
The blade is made with Ginsan steel, also known as G3, which is a high quality stainless steel that is easy to care for and holds an edge well.
The handle on this knife is made from ebony wood with a nickel silver spacer that gives it great eye appeal in addition to the excellent cutting performance of the blade.
Blacksmith: Fujiwara san
Sharpener: Aki Fujiwara (his son)
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: G3 (AKA Ginsan) Stainless
Cladding: Ryu-Rin Damascus
Spacer: Nickel Silver
Edge Length: 170mm
Weight: 6.2oz / 178g
Edge Grind: Even (see choil shot)
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