One of the most popular lengths for yanagiba knives, these are hand-forged by Keijiro Doi in Blue #2 steel. This knife is a work of functional art and has a beautiful mirror finish. Mr. Doi, now 84 years old, entered into blacksmithing at the age of 19 as an apprentice to his father. He is considered a traditional craftsman and in 1987 received the highest honor from The Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
amazing knife,used multiple times a week in a commercial kitchen for fish prep and other delicate tasks. not only is it absolutely beautiful,it has great edge retention,a good weight/feel,profile,F&F,etc. there is nothing bad I can point out about this knife,very happy with my purchase. been using it for almost 3 months now and still razor sharp