This lovely nakiri
is made by Tsunehisa in Tosa Japan. They are well known for their outstanding value and use of top-quality steel. In the case of this knife, they have used the highly regarded G3 stainless steel. G3, also known as Silver 3 steel, Ginsanko, or Gin3, is stainless steel made by Hitachi Metals. It is a fine-grained high carbon stainless steel that possesses a similar cutting feel and ease of sharpening to classic carbon steel. Ginsan steel is an excellent stainless steel for forging and it is a very similar alloy to white steel in terms of edge formation and sharpness. We have a great affinity for this stainless alloy for many reasons, including ease of sharpening and general maintenance.
are a popular choice in many Western kitchens. The flat edge and extra finger clearance of this style of blade make it a great choice for users who prefer push cutting over a rocking style. The edge geometry and grinds are very well executed, resulting in a nakiri that will surprise you with its ability to fall through the hardest ingredients.
The nicely crafted western handle is made from pakkawood. It looks great and feels good in the hand. All around this is a really nice, easy-to-maintain nakiri at a very attractive price.
Construction: San Mai, Roll Forged
Location: Tosa Japan
Steel: Ginsan Stainless Steel
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Finish: Nashiji (pear skin)
Handle: Western Pakkawood Scales
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Blade Length: 161 mm
Overall Length: 290 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.1 mm
Blade Height: 51.5 mm