The Kiritsuke is one of the most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have. It is a cross between a chef’s knife and a vegetable knife and is perfect for dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chef’s knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmer’s market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest 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.