|Product number||Actual Blade Length (mm)||Full Length (mm)||Total Weight (g)|
|VG-10||Crafted Ebony Handle|
The Wa-Gyuto is a Western Chef knife with a traditional Japanese handle, ideal for Japanese chefs who are more accustomed to this unique shape.
Ginsan Steel(Silver #3)
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
Crafted Ebony Handle
Crafted ebony handle
Our Ebony handles are made from a combination of Ebony Wood and Nickel Silver. Each piece is cut, combined and shaped by hand. The final result is beautiful handles with unique contrast.
A full steel blade or Mono-Steel blade means that only 1 type of steel has been used in its construction from spine to edge.Making knives with a single steel type requires expert attention during the manufacturing process to ensure the blade does not become overly brittle or warped.Differentiating a high quality Mono-Steel Blade from a low quality Mono-Steel blade can be quite difficult at a quick glance.
Optional Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here
A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.
It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
. This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.
After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.