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
Yanagiba Blue steel
Yanagiba Blue steel

Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Honyaki Buffalo Ebony Handle 270mm

H131

Regular price¥148,000
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Craftsman:
Blacksmith: Kohei Ebuchi(江渕 浩平)
Sharpener (traditional craftsman): Tomoyuki Ajioka(味岡 知行)
Inscription / Pattern: Akimasa Oe(大江 章雅)

The Honyaki knives can only be made by a few skilled craftsmen in Japan in same method as traditional Japanese sword. It is an art of craftsmanship with Japanese traditional techniques, and features outstanding sharpness and durability. The production is very small, due to the difficulty and time-consuming process.

The mirror finished Blue Paper (Aogami) Steel Knife is made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives.

Its blade is made through Honyaki process, so the edge gets very hard and retains its sharpness for a long time.

The honyaki knives cannot be mass-produced. They are primarily for professional chefs and for the most important person because of the highest quality traditional-style Japanese knives.

Used to cut raw seafood and beef into thin slices for Sashimi, etc. Often used in Sushi restaurants. It has a long blade on only one side, keeping the food beautifully cut and fresh.

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.

About the handle, the beautiful Buffalo Tsuba (bolster) equipped to the Ebony Wood handle represent high-quality and excellent durability, that means made for professional originally. The handle shape of Japanese-Style Octagonal figure fits better comfortably to your hand.
(*Please be noted that the buffalo tsuba (bolster) is a natural product that may possibly be different from the image in color.)

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

Blade Finish: Mirror

Blade Type: Single-edged

Blade Length: 270mm

Blade Thinckness: 4.5mm

Blade HRC: 61~63

Weight: 215g

Handle: Buffalo Ebony Handle

Origin: Sakai City in Osaka 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.

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Izaak K.
Amazing

Amazing knife. Makes work a breeze.

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

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