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 Kiritsuke 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 Kiritsuke knife fitted with a unique natural wooden texture of octagonal Bocote wood handle, which has a buffalo horn ferrule. For safekeeping, this knife comes with handcrafted Magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin.
The lightweight, double bevel edged Kiritsuke might be compared to a combination of the Nakiri 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 Kiritsuke
Blade Material: Gingami No.3 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Bocote Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 233mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 138mm
Total Weight: 216g
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 fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knives can be your special cooking partner for 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.