With the over 80 years of knife making history and specialized technical experience, Sukenari is very enthusiastic about producing knives which take advantage of the new generation of stainless cutlery steels and high performance tool steels.
The number of professional Chefs and home cooks that prefer the rust-resistance and ease of maintenance offered by stainless steel kitchen knives is growing every year. To meet these demands, Sukenari decided to produce a high-grade stainless steel kitchen knives with popular and reliable Hitachi Gingami No.3 Japanese stainless steel.
This beautiful Damascus Wa Gyuto is forged and hand crafted by passionate forge-smith Sukenari using Gingami No.3 steel (HRC 62).
Special mirror-polishing and finishing processes create a high contrast and finer Damascus layered pattern, with shiny layers of stainless steel and white-colored layers of nickel steel.
This knife has a comfortable Octagonal Japanese Yew Wood Handle, which has a buffalo horn ferrule. For safekeeping, each knife comes with a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin. Japanese Yew Wood often has been used for the Wa Handles from long time ago. It has smooth surface and makes comfortable touch, grip and strength.
The Kirisuke-Gyuto has a very similar blade profile to the ‘regular’ Gyuto, but it has what is commonly known as a 'reverse tanto' tip, or ‘clipped point’, which is very useful for precision cutting. Apart from this difference, the Kirisuke-Gyuto functions in the same way as the ‘plain' Gyuto knife.
The lightweight, double bevel edged Kiritsuke might be compared to a combination of the Nakiri, Gyuto and the Sujihiki. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.
Knife Model: Sukenari Gingami No.3 Nickel Damascus Kiristuke
Blade Material: Gingami No.3 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagonal Japanese Yew Wood Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
| Kiritsuke 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 260mm
Total Length: 415mm
Blade Thickness: 2.8mm
Blade Width: 52mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Total Weight: 228g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knives can be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.