Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm

Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 270mm

Regular price ¥27,800 ¥27,800

Knife name: Yanagiba
Material: Blue steel #2/Aogami No.2
Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime
Handle: Walnut Handle
Blade type: Single-edged
Blade length: 270mm
Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Traditional Japanese knife with a long and thin blade, which was originally used for cutting thin slices of raw fish - yes, sushi! Nowadays it can also be used for cutting large pieces of meat (especially for steaks) due to its long, thin blade. Typical Sashimi Bocho knives are between 240-360mm long and, according to some chefs, can be used for different kitchen tasks which require precision. Some of the distinguishing features of Sashimi Bocho knives are a Japanese handle and a chisel ground blade with an extremely small angle. Most famous Sashimi Bocho named Yanagiba. The expression “yanagiba” in Japan means “a willow”, as the blade of the knife resembles a willow leaf.

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.
C 1.05- 1.15 % | Cr 0.2-0.5 % | W 1.0-1.5 %

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.

-NOTICE-
■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

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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!

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Ray

Gorgeous knife, fantastic quality and absolute workhorse!

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Alyssa

The knife is beautiful and came with a sharp, strong edge. It's feels great in my hand I love showing it to my dinner guests!

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Wayne

Excellent Knives. Beautifully crafted.

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Keunhae

I like it. It worth it

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.

Durability

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.

Sharpness

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.

Handle

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
Sharpness
Rust-resistant
Hardness
Sharpening
VG-10★★★★
★★★★★★★★★★★
Sliver steel #3
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
White steel #1
★★★★★★★★★★★★
White steel #2
★★★★★★★★★★★
Blue steel #1
★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Blue steel #2
★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Aogami Super
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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