The Kiritsuke knife is a traditional Japanese all purpose chefs knife that resembles a sword. Its length allows it to cut sushi and sashimi like a Yanagi, and the wideness of the blade gives it the dexterity to do multiple jobs. The sword tip also helps balance the weight of the knife and can be used for intricate and precise knife work for exquisite service. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.
Ginsan-Ko knives incorporate traditional methods of knife making with modern metallurgy. Ginsan-Ko is a breakthrough in the incorporation of highest quality high carbon steel and stain resistant metallic elements. With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62-63, they offer a rare combination of traditional Japanese high carbon knives with stainless steel properties. Ginsan Wa Kiritsuke knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted octagonal Shitan rosewood handle with double red wood bolster equipped with a protective wooden sheath called a “Saya,” which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. This specific Saya included with the knife is brush coated with non-toxic lacquer coating made from organic tree saps in Japan. A favorite among chefs in need of a high performance knife that delivers over long hours without the hassle of dulling or staining.