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 Polished Walnut Handle 270mm

Regular price¥33,800
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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.

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

Blade Finish: Polished

Blade Type: Single-edged

Blade Length: 270mm

Blade Thinckness: 4mm

Blade HRC: 61~63

Weight: 195g

Handle: Walnut Handle

Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Availability Sheath: Yes (Choosing the fit sheath)

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.

Migaki (Polished) line of knives feature beautiful edge geometry and are quite thin behind the edge and at the spine. They have an excellent cutting feel and are light and feel very nimble and comfortable in the hand.

■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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R
Renaud
Sharp

This is my first time using a sashimi knife, not very good at using it, its sharpness is visible to the naked eye, if there is a tutorial will be better.

B
Bryce
superb

very sharp, great handling, awesome for fine julienne cutting.

В
Вадим

The knife is simple in execution, but has an exceptional cut, at the moment the best price/result ratio.

C
CHEO

Great quality hand made percisoin knive Very Sharp
Very fast shipping

M
Mathias
Expect too much

I saw the glue and it was disappointing.

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.

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.

MaterialSharpnessRust-resistantHardness
Sharpening
VG-10★★★★
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Sliver steel #3
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White steel #1
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White steel #2
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Blue steel #1
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Blue steel #2
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Aogami Super
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WHY MUSASHI

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