We use Gin-san(Gingami No.3)steel, which is a highly rust resistant steel developed by Hitachi Metals, Ltd. through their refining process that still uses Japan's time-honored metal working and tatara fumace smelting techniques.
Of the Gingami metals, which have carbon added to 12-14% chrome, Gin-san contains even greater carbon content for a harder steel.
Experts craftsmen spend long hours and use careful techniques to craft each blade. Since the metal is especially hard, the knives hold their edge for a long time and do not rust easily.
Top grade timber from the evergreen coniferous trees found in the mountainous regions of Hokkaido to Kyushu is used for the blade. This type of wood is also used for various crafts such as ittobori’(literally, ‘one knife’) wood carving and shaku scepter in the Hida region, as well as table tops and pencils. The features that set this wood apart from other materials are its fine wood grain, glossy luster and beautiful color tone that become more intense with age.
[Purpose of use]
This Japanese petit knife is a mixed designed of Japanese and Western style;
with a Japanese knife-style handle and a single-material blade, designed for Japanese
cuisine chefs to comfortably handle along with a touch of traditional Japanese 'wa' in its style.
It is suitable for delicate works, such as peeling, thin-slices, and mincing of vegetables.
|Product number||1uk5-210||Knife Style||Kamagata Usuba Knife|
|Steel material||Stainless steel Silver steel #3||Blade||Single bevel|
|Handle||Yen Wood Octagonal handle||Blade Length||
We will engrave your name on the knife you ordered for free.
The alphabets are engraved individually(capital letters only).
For Japanese knives, there are cases where smaller font size is used for engraving when more alphabets are requested.
Please contact us if you wish to engrave in Kanji.
※Please note that as engraving is done by hand, there may be cases where the depth and alignment are not the same.
※ Engraved knives cannot be exchanged or returned.