Today's modern chefs demands a sharp edge that can withstand daily use. It must be also easy to re-sharpen. Ginsan Silver 3 steel is a perfect blend for professional and home use. These are very durable traditional knives without the exacting care needed for carbon steel.
Kikuichi's Ginsan blades are hand forged from two layers with the harder Ginsan making up the edge and a softer stainless for the tang. They are also hand assembled by traditional craftsmen. This makes the knife easier to sharpen and care for.