Kikuichi Cutlery

GW Ginsan Sanmai 8cm Paring Knife

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Explore the Heart of Shibui Design Philosophy with the Gin-San Sanmai Series

The Gin-San Sanmai series impeccably embodies the Japanese design philosophy, Shibui, seamlessly harmonizing simplicity and complexity. It gives life to a knife of unparalleled minimalist elegance and austere beauty, resulting in a profound and commanding presence.

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

Meet the Pairing knife, a compact and purpose-built tool perfect for small-scale tasks. Its precision shines when peeling and carving fruits and vegetables, making it an ideal choice for off-the-board, hand-held use. Discover the grace and functionality of the Gin-San Sanmai series, where form and function unite in perfect harmony.


  • Material: Gin-3 core Stainless Steel
  • Forging Construction: Sanmai
  • Size: 8cm/3.25 inch
  • Ferrule : Ebony Pakkawood
  • Rockwell Hardness Scale: HRC 61
  • Knife Type: Petty
  • Stainless: Yes
  • Handle: Japanese, Walnut, Octagon 
  • Wood Saya Included: No
  • Edge Angle: 50:50 Double Edge/Western
  • Origin: Kikuichi Cutlery, Sakai, Japan