Kikuichi Cutlery

GW Ginsan Sanmai 16.5cm Santoku

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Delve into the Essence of Shibui Design Philosophy with the Gin-San Sanmai Series

The Gin-San Sanmai series perfectly embodies the Japanese design philosophy of Shibui, a harmonious blend of simplicity and complexity. This results in a knife of exceptional minimalist elegance and austere aesthetics, exuding a captivating and commanding presence.

Crafted with meticulous precision, the three-layer blade features a Gin-San (Silver-3) core, renowned for its remarkable thinness, strength, and precision. The walnut octagonal handle ensures not only a visually pleasing design but also offers a comfortable and secure grip.

Meet the Santoku, a knife whose name literally translates to "three virtues," symbolizing its remarkable versatility in handling fish, meat, and vegetables with equal mastery. These knives are renowned for their high-level performance and are a staple in Japanese households. Whether you're a home cook or a professional chef, the Santoku serves as the ideal "daily driver" in your culinary journey.


  • Material: Gin-3 core Stainless Steel
  • Forging Construction: Sanmai
  • Size: 16.5cm/6.5 inch
  • Ferrule : Ebony Pakkawood
  • Rockwell Hardness Scale: HRC 61
  • Knife Type: Santoku 
  • Stainless: Yes
  • Handle: Japanese, Walnut, Octagon 
  • Wood Saya Included: No
  • Edge Angle: 50:50 Double Edge/Western
  • Origin: Kikuichi Cutlery, Sakai, Japan