Sakai Takayuki Ginsan Wa series Santoku, 170mm (6.7"), ebony wood handle, water buffalo horn ferrule.
This is an amazing knife. Really spectacular. It has the same octagonal ebony handle and real water buffalo horn ferrule as the high end sushi knife I also have in stock (from the same company), but the blade is made of the rare super hard and yet stain-resistant Hitachi Yasuki Silver-3 (ginsan) super steel, laminated to a more standard stainless steel on the outside (for more durability and toughness). The edge is super-sharp and is ground 50/50 so it's fine for right or left-hand use and can be maintained just like any standard kitchen knife. This is a truly beautiful knife that can still be used as an everyday knife since it has the familiar and handy santoku size and shape, and a more easily maintained standard edge. Highly recommended -- you'll be truly thrilled at this unique and incredibly high performance tool! I'd recommend the fine ceramic hone listed below for regular maintenance.
Weight: approx. 160 grams. Comes in a beautiful gift box.
Note: item/packaging may not be exactly as pictured. Each knife is handmade, and so variations and changes in lettering, handle, and box may occur.