What is Ginsan stainless 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.

What is silver 3 steel?

Silver-3 steel/Ginsan-ko Highest quality stainless steel with similar characteristics to carbon steel. Made from very pure, fine particle components. Ensures best performance among other stainless steel knives.

What is Japanese silver steel?

VG-1 (Takefu Special Steel Co., Ltd.) is an affordable Japanese Stainless Steel that is popular for making cutlery. It has good corrosion resistance, edge retention and edge sharpness and is capable of achieving a relatively high Rockwell hardness.

What is Gingami?

Gingami No. 3 (Hitachi Metals Ltd.) is a very fine-grained Stainless Steel that can attain edge sharpness and edge retention comparable to some High Carbon Steels. It has even been used to create corrosion-resistant versions of Japanese traditional single bevel knives.

What is hap40 steel?

HAP-40 is a powder metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel from Hitachi Metals Ltd. It’s rich chemical composition and fine microstructure allows the production of knives that posses an outstanding balance of hardness, toughness and edge retention.

What is Ginsanko steel?

Ginsanko (Gin3, Silver 3) is a stainless steel made by Hitachi and is an excellent stainless steel for forging and edge formation. A fine grained, high carbon content (1% + carbon) stainless steel with the cutting feel and ease of sharpening of a carbon steel.

What is aus10 steel?

A type of steel which, until only recently, was relatively unknown in the industry is AUS-10. This type of steel is produced by Aichi Steel, from the Japanese city of Tokai. AUS-10 is, because of the high-carbon content, by far the strongest type within the AUS-series.

What is Japan rarest steel?

Tamahagane (玉鋼) is a type of steel made in the Japanese tradition. The word tama means “precious”.

Is Japanese steel the best?

Knives made by Japanese manufacturers traditionally use high-carbon steel. It’s a superior material for knife blades because it holds its super-sharp edge longer than stainless steel, due to a rating of 60-61 on the Rockwell scale.

What is VG 10 stainless steel?

VG-10 is a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. The name stands for V Gold 10 (“gold” meaning quality), or sometimes V-Kin-10 (V金10号) (kin means “gold” in Japanese). It is a stainless steel with a high carbon content containing 1% Carbon, 15% Chromium, 1% Molybdenum, 0.2% Vanadium, and 1.5% Cobalt.