I am really so happy with this purchase, this knife is an excellent one, cutting very thin either fish or meat.
Yanagiba Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Walnut Handle 240mm
Perfectly satisfied with our first Nikiri with high carbon steel and walnut handle, I purchased two more: another Nikiri with VG-10 (lovely, gift for someone probably unwilling to deal with the extra care required of the carbon steels) and this Yananigba, semi-matching to the first Nikiri with a walnut handle. With a true Japanese sharpening (though the Western double-edged are excellent), this knife will be dedicated to fish preparation. The blade is excellent, technically and aesthetically. Straightness and thickness are exactly what was expected, and the finish is superior to my first Nikiri (the one that inspired these future purchases, so very high quality). I am more experienced with double-sided blades and am still achieving competency with single-sided, but skinning a large snapper and portioning wreckfish certainly felt superior. The walnut handle in that first Nikiri felt a little insubstantial at first, but I have come to appreciate it more as delicate. Even with the longer Yananigba, the handle lends itself to quickness and serves its purpose. However, the meeting of the tang and the handle is flawed compared to my other two Musashi knives. It feels perfectly solid, but the epoxy and fit are imperfect. This explains 'only' a 4-star review. Were I to suspect weakness or sense any diminution of utility, I would have returned it-- let's not overstate the critique. However, given the excellence of the first Nikiri (which has proven a daily workhorse that has proven quite easy to stone back to extreme sharpness) and the even higher aesthetic quality of the VG-10 Nikiri, perhaps Musashi has created an aspiration to perfection that is achieved the majority of the time. To be clear: I will unequivocally order again, both for myself and for gifts for the discerning few.
We found a great knife in Musashi online site, we ordered one via international shipment. It took less than 24 hours for international (Japan to US) shipment notice and we took only 3 days for receiving the wonderful knife with a customized appreciation letter from service team. Thank you for making great experience.
More than 💯 score!!
Mail arrived in a matter of 3 days to Europe and to my doorstep !
This is Aogami 2 100 per cent .
Did not come ultra sharp right out of the box.
After the finishing touches on the 6000 grit only , the sheer weight of the knife makes it pass through the paper test like a charm .
I even bought the King Whetstone from them and the flattening stone ,which easily could be brought elsewhere.
Tested on rolls as well as raw fish . Superb !
I also have had bought a Magnolia Handle as well as the excellent beyond measure Kimono Tora Knife Roll.
They all together fold nicely in the knife case including the knife !
You can't go wrong with these fellas .
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