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    Konosuke "Silver" Steel

    Just curious if anyone can provide me with some information regarding what the characteristics of "Silver" steel might be that is used by Konosuke. I have read that it provides stain/rust resistance but haven't been able to find information about ability to hold an edge and ease of sharpening. Does anyone out there have experience working with this steel. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Isn't "ginsan(ko)" stainless steel?
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    Made by Hitachi. G3 / gin-3 / ginsanko / silver paper steel is a well regarded stainless, c. 1% carbon, 14% chromium. Used in monosteel blades like the Hiromoto G3 and Ikkanshi Tadatsuna Inox and clad knives also (Tanaka, Takayuki, Sakai Yusuke)

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    Ashi and Gesshin Ginga stainless models are G3 too. Might have to try it out some day. Seems to be a very good choice for stainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skewed View Post
    Ashi and Gesshin Ginga stainless models are G3 too. Might have to try it out some day. Seems to be a very good choice for stainless.

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    Are you sure?



    The best evidence i've seen is for aeb-l/13C26

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    Is the Ginga G3??

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    Ashi's own website says the Ginga line is made from Swedish stainless. Dr Naka contacted them about it too.

    It has been suggested that the Yusuke Swedish and Konosuke Swedish are "similar".

    Uddeholm aeb-l is a likely candidate, as is the Sandvik equivalent 13C26. Suisin uses 19C27 in its stainless inox honyaki line.

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    Is the ginga steel a secret Jon?

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    Those western-handled sakimaru takobikis look sweet, no?

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