Sakai Takayuki enlists a pair of master craftsmen to make these beautiful blades. The blacksmith's name is Suogo Yamatsuka and the grinder/sharpener is Hirotsugu Tosa. This elegant line of knives features a very hard silver-3 steel core that is clad in Damascus steel.
Ginsan, also known as Silver paper (Gingami) No.3 Steel knife is made of fine Japanese Steel. The knife is finished with a lovely ebony octagonal handle with black buffalo horn ferrule.
Manufacturer: Aoki Hamono Co.,Ltd. (JAPAN)
Location: Sakai Japan
Edge Steel: Ginsan (Silver 3)
Cladding: 33 Layer Damascus Stainless Steel
Hardness: HRC: 60-61
Handle Material : Octagonal Ebony
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Knife Type: Gyuto
Blade Length: 204mm on the edge
Total Length : 360mm (14.2in.)
Weight : 172g
Edge: Double edged (50/50)