Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel
Yanagiba White steel

Yanagiba White steel #2 Black Mirror Moon-Fuji Water Honyaki Urushi Handle with Urushi Sheath 330mm

Regular price¥10,000,000
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鍛冶師(Hand Forging):玄海 正国(Genkai Masakuni)「Retire」
刃付け(Sharpen):五十嵐 宣(Ikarashi Nori)

Finish:
Frontal: Mirror Full Moon
Back: Mirror Crescent Moon

*Please contact the staff before purchasing.

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.

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 White Paper (Shirogami) 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.

Blade Material: White steel #2/Shirogami No. 2

Blade Finish: Black Mirror Moon-Fuji

Blade Type: Single-edged

Blade Length: 330mm

Blade Thinckness: 4mm

Blade HRC: 61~63

Weight: 230g(Without sheath)

Handle: Urushi Handle

Origin: Sakai City in Osaka Prefecture

Availability Sheath: Yes (Choosing the fit sheath)

Shirogami No.2 has minimal impurities and a very fine grain structure, so it is ideal for fine cutting tools such as Japanese traditional-style knives. Despite being a ‘simple’ carbon steel, Shirogami No.2 has very good edge retention and it is also very easy to re-sharpen. Recommended for first-time users of Japanese traditional-style knives.

The handles on these knives are Octagonal Oak wood dye Japanese Lacquer (Urushi) that recalls the images of Japanese tradition.

The coating film of Urushi exudes a warm sense of intimacy when in contact with the skin that can almost be likened to the touch of an infant’s skin. With antibacterial and disinfectant properties, it is also provides an exceptional sense of security. urushi is a totally natural lacquer, and with use develops a distinct, deeply refined luster and texture which cannot be reproduced with chemically developed coating materials. This naturally fosters strong feelings of attachment and deference.

■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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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.

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Sharpening
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