Korin’s Ginsan-ko traditional Japanese knives are forged out of ginsan-ko steel and have an octagonal yew wood handle. The use of ginsan-ko steel embodies a new concept in Japanese knife making. Traditional methods of craftsmanship are combined with modern metallurgical advances to produce a traditional Japanese knife with enhanced user friendliness. The carbon steel core is forged from soft iron steel and 13% chromium blended steel to create this stain resistant blade. Despite its stain resistant quality, the ginsan-ko steel still has a high carbon content which makes it a great alternative to a pure carbon blade.
- HRc: 60
- Bevel: Single Edged
- Steel Type: White Steel #2 (Moisture and acidity will cause discoloration or rust)