Sakai Takayuki Ginsan No.3 300mm Kengata Yanagiba (飛燕) by Suogo Yamatsuka
Made by one of the most famous Ginsan maker in Sakai --- Master Blacksmith Mr. Suogo Yamatsuka.
When we talk about Sakai Takayuki, we have to talk about Mr. Yamatsuka. He is a craftsman who created products that are beyond the bounds of traditional Japanese Knives. Knives manufactured by Mr. Yamatsuka using Silver-3 Steel is resistant to corrosion and features sharpness equivalent to Carbon Steel. He mainly focus on making knives made of Ginsan silver 3 and the single bevel knives are what makes him famous for.
Silver paper No.3 Steel or Ginsan 3 （银三） is believe to have the same sharp edge and excellent edge retention as a Shirogami white steel. It is made of fine Japanese Steel Company Hitachi's Special Stainless Steel which makes similar sharpness, edge retention as Carbon Steel. Popular among chefs as for it high cutting performance as with the resistance to rust.
The Kengata Yanagiba by Suogo Yamatsuka has extremely great sharpness, soft usage feeling and unparalleled durability with rust-resistance supported by the experience through long history.