Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel

Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kasumi Walnut Handle 240mm


Regular price¥38,800

A timeless piece for the master chef, the Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kasumi Walnut Handle 240mm is an exquisite addition to any kitchen. Crafted from hand-sharpened Blue steel #2 and featuring a handsome walnut handle, this is a truly elegant choice for any culinary aficionado. Sharp and resilient, this knife is a lasting testament to style and quality.

The Yanagi is a long slicing knife that was designed to slice thin slices of fish for sushi and sashimi. The beauty of its elegant thin blade is its ability to slice through an ingredient in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving its integrity and freshness. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

Aogami No.2 (Hitachi Metals Ltd.) is made by adding Chromium and Tungsten / Wolfram to Shirogami No.2. This results in increased toughness and the production of hard carbide molecules which improve edge retention. Many knife users have noted that while Aogami No.2 is very similar to Shirogami No.2 in terms of edge sharpness, it has slightly superior edge retention.

Traditional Kasumi polished finish. Kasumi roughly translated to “mist” or “cloud” and refers to the hazy appearance of the soft steel/iron cladding, in contrast to the fine polished cutting edge. This elegant finish is very common on traditional style Japanese blades.

Blade Material: Blue steel #2/Aogami No.2

Blade HRC: 61~63

Blade Finish: Kasumi

Blade Type: Single-edged

Blade Length: 240mm

Blade Thinckness: 3.7mm

Total Length: 380mm

Handle Length: 135mm

Weight: 155g

Handle: Walnut Handle

Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Availability Sheath: Yes(Choosing the fit sheath)

■Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
■Please use the correct knife when cutting bone, frozen or hard items.
■Please note that the images are of the sample products. Colour, weight, pattern and size can differ as each product is handmade.
■Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the blades edge.
■Please don't heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
■Please don't hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Charles Fravell
Awesome knife for sushi

Works well, sharp good cutting for sushi.. perfect.

Mike Kelley
Best Knife

Excellent balance, extremely sharp. As soon as I learn to use right handed I will be using this knife for many years to come. I know I will be buying more from Musashi. I can't wait to learn the basics of sushi making since I now have my most important tool.

Broken tip

The yanagiba I received has a weird tip that seem like it was damaged. Upon closer inspection from an expert, i can confirm that the original tip is broken and Musashi had tried to replace and fix the tip. However, the tip is still not good, it was bended to the side

numa Cappeau
Un magnifique couteau

Tout à été parfait. Livraison dans les temps, couteau d'excellente qualité.
Petit bémol pour les frais de douanes qui n'étaient pas précisés à la commande.
Mais l'attention portée à l'emballage et la qualité générale vallent largement 5 étoiles

Tyler M.
My new favorite knife

the knife come pretty sharp out of the box and with very few low spots when sharpening. surprisingly easy to sharpen too. I love the design of the knife and how the choil is polished, the handle has an ebony ferrule instead of buffalo horn but looks really nice, there is a slight transition at the ferrule though. Over all its a great knife that looks great and performs very well. I would 100% recommend this knife to anyone but Aogami 2 take some experience to sharpen well.

Also Consider

Product Features

Handmade Forging

With the traditional forging process, the molecules of the iron material are finely tuned, leading to the completion of a "living kitchen knife" that breathes.


The process of heating and forging each material for mold making is repeated three or four times to quickly shape the blade and create durability before the carbon is released from the steel causing it to lose its original strength.


The blade is the most important factor in achieving the best possible sharpness. It is polished in our own blade factory to produce uncompromising sharpness.


The highest priority is placed on sturdiness, a sense of luxury, and a shape that is easy to grip and does not cause fatigue even after long hours of use.

Material SharpnessRust-resistantHardness
Sliver steel #3★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
White steel #1★★★★★★★★★★★★
White steel #2★★★★★★★★★★★
Blue steel #1★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Blue steel #2★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Aogami Super★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★


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