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Wakui 165mm Santoku Shirogami #2 Ho Octogan

Wakui 165mm Santoku Shirogami #2 Ho Octogan


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Toshihiro Wakui hand forges this series in Shirogami #2 (white steel) in a cladding of stainless steel with an octagonal Japanese magnolia and pakka wood handle. Super easy to sharpen to an amazingly fine edge with a light and thin profile. We are very excited to begin working with Wakui-San!

Product Description

White steel is a very fine grained carbon steel made from a very low contaminate iron loved for it's ease of sharpening and ability to take a very fine razor sharp edge. White steel is a favorite of sushi chefs for knives in which a very fine finish is essential. Not the easiest steel to forge and temper properly, white steel done well is a testimony to a smith's skill. White steel is fairly reactive and requires care to avoid rust.