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Japanese knives are the top choice for quality kitchen knives. Be it a multipurpose or a task-specific knife; the Japanese have it. And with such a basket full of options, picking one may not be easy. This guide takes you through what you need to look for when shopping for a Japanese knife. We will look at some of the most common Japanese knife types on the market today. Some essential factors to consider when…

What is Ginsan Steel?Ginsan steel is stainless steel with a pure composition of Carbon, Chromium, and Iron. Ginsan steel is also referred to as Silver #3 Steel or Gin-3 and is manufactured by Japanese Hitachi Metals Ltd. The purity of Ginsan steel ensures it is a top performer in terms of edge retention and corrosion resistance. Ginsan steel is closely identical to Shirogami #2 steel, but its high purity reduces its Rockwell hardness making it…

Carbon steel is an alloy of Carbon and Iron. For a steel to be categorized as high carbon steel, it must contain at least 0.5% Carbon in its composition. The Carbon content varies between 0.5 to 2.7%. Most Japanese high Carbon steel has more than 1% Carbon content. In addition, high carbon steel contains small amounts of manganese, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, vanadium, chromium, and cobalt, depending on the product and the manufacturer. High Carbon steel…

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