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Ginrei 52100 Kurouchi 240mm Wa-Gyuto

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  • Ginrei knives forged, heat treated, ground, and sharpened all by hand in a very small workshop.  These are the only knives we carry not made in Japan.  But while they are not made in Japan, they are made by a craftsman who was trained in Japan, and whose work is done in the same manner and using the same methods that many of the craftsmen in Japan that we work with employ. These knives are made out of solid 52100 steel and feature a kurouchi finish.  52100 is a ball bearing steel well known for its extremely fine grain structure, good edge retention, and good toughness. It is a carbon steel, and thus needs to be cared for as such.  We have found these knives to be very easy to sharpen, great at edge taking, and all around very enjoyable to use.  They are ground pretty thin behind the edge, and thus move through dense food items really well.  However, being that they are not quite as thin at the spine, they also have pretty good food release.

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    • Knife Type: Gyuto
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ho Wood Octagon
    • Construction Type: Mono-Steel
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 140mm
    • Handle Height: 25.48mm
    • Handle Width: 21.7mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 260mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 236mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.85mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 1.21mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.38mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.07mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.33mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 55mm
    • Weight: 197g



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