Korin Ginsan-ko Kamagata Usuba

$295.00
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SKU: HKR-G3KU-180
Size: 7" (180 mm)

In Stock

Available: 2

Features

Style:Kamagata Usuba

Steel Type:Stain-Resistant Steel

Steel Material:Ginsanko

Classification:-

Saya Cover:Magnolia Wooden Cover Included

Knife Bevel:Single Sided

Handle Material:Japanese Yew Wood

Bolster Material:Water Buffalo Horn (Bolsters are made from natural horn therefore colors may vary)

HRC:60

About Korin Ginsanko 
The Korin Ginsanko series is a great stain-resistant series that provides the feel and sharpness of a high carbon steel knife. Very well suited for chefs that deal with high volume as well as chefs in very humid climates. Each knife is fitted with a Octagonal Yew handle to provide comfort and quality. Every knife in this series is provided by Suisin and each knife is hand crafted in Sakai, Japan.
About Korin 
Drawing from a tradition of Japanese craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, the collections at Korin showcase exceptional sharpness and time-tested durability. We are dedicated to bringing the highest quality Japanese knives to your kitchen, so you can experience the unparalleled quality of Japanese craftsmanship in your home or restaurant.  
Purpose of Kamagata Usuba 
The kamagata usuba is a traditional Japanese knife designed to work with vegetables. Unlike the Kanto version of the usuba, the kamagata usuba has a pointed tip, which allows for more delicate work and decorative carving. Originated in Kansai (Osaka) region.
Left-handed knives are not available for this line.

For Left-Handed Customer
  • Left-handed blades must be special ordered from Japan, and will cost 50% more than the right-handed blades. Due to how each traditional Japanese knife is handmade by right handed craftsmen, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to forge and deliver.

Did you know?

  • Korin offers their customers a free maintenance servicefor all traditional Japanese knives!
  • The initial blade serves as a sharpening guide in the future.Free initial sharpening and uraoshi sharpening is available with every purchase. Please be aware that sharpened knives are not eligible for returns.

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General knife care tips and warnings

  • Never wash knives in the dishwasher
  • Stain-resistant knives are not stainless.
  • Improper care will result in rusting and chipping.
  • Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting.
  • Western style knives sold at KORIN have significantly thinner blades than typical Western knives. Use of honing steels or sharpening machines may result in chipping.
  • We advice all customers to always use sharpening stones to sharpen or hone knives.

For more information, please check our pages on different types of sharpening stones or sharpening tips.