Sakai Takayuki Ginga 180mm Santoku ZA-18 69 Layer Damascus
Takayuki's Ginga series feature a relatively new stainless steel, ZA-18, a high carbon alloy with good edge retention, and a 69 layer stainless Damascus cladding.
Sakai Takayuki knives are made by Aoki Hamono, one of the largest and most well known companies in Sakai, Japan. Sakai city has a long history of top quality knifemaking, and Sakai Takayuki's knives represent that history, working with top level local craftsmen to offer both the traditional and modern kitchen cutlery of the highest standards.
**Dry thoroughly after use. Left wet, stainless steel can dull quickly and develop pits in the edge.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.
Blade Material: ZA-18 Stainless steel
Handle Material: Wenge wood with buffallo horn ferrule
Hardness: 60-61 HRC
Blade Length: 7.25" (185mm)
Overall Length: 13" (330mm)
Height at Heel: 1.8" (45mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .07" (1.8mm)
Weight: 4.9 oz (140m grams)