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 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm


Regular price¥37,800

Discover the perfect balance of beauty and performance with this Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm. Featuring a beautiful blue steel #2 blade and walnut handle, it is designed to be a reliable and precise culinary companion that can stand up to any task. With its sharp and durable design, this Yanagiba knife is sure to bring elegance to your meal prep!

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.

Kurouchi Finish, the unprocessed (black) part on the top side of the blade has already developed a dark patina, which protects the blade and gives it a traditional Japanese look.

The knife bears visible impressions of the hand-forging process (round hammer dents on the blade), which gives it a beautiful finish and also prevents food from sticking to the blade.

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

Blade HRC: 61~63

Blade Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime

Blade Type: Single-edged

Blade Length: 270mm

Blade Thinckness: 4.3mm

Total Length: 410mm

Handle Length: 140mm

Weight: 210g

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 48 reviews
Luca Primiano
Top shop and top artist

Nice service also top quality knife we are really happy I tink I make more orders:) tanks so much . Top !

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Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm

the knife is very sharp and beautiful


Excellent knife with many uses. Not just for fish

L Williams.
Stunning Knife! Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi 270mm

Love this knife! Beautiful! It comes with a decent edge but with after sharpening on stones it cuts fish so well. it also easily push cuts newspaper effortlessly when tested! I have no more issues make clean cuts of sashimi and sushi. After using this Yanagiba i realize just how inadequate a European meat slicer is for slicing fish.

I sharpened it once and have used it six times now and there is no loss in edge performance. I think the blue steel will keep and edge well and definitely lessen the number of times i have to sharpen this knife.

Several of my friends have commented on the beauty of the hammered Kurouchi patter and now want one! For the price, performance and beauty of this knife i couldn't be happier!

This is my second knife from Musashi and definitely not my last. The item was delivered to me in Canada in less than a week with no issue. I has some questions about the knife and Musashi contacted the knife maker and had my questions answered to my satisfaction. Very happy with the service from Musashi. Can't ask for more!


Gorgeous knife, fantastic quality and absolute workhorse!

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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