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Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 300mm
Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 300mm Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 300mm
Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 300mm Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 300mm

Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 300mm

Item #: KitaokaAO-Yanagi300

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The Yanagiba is a slicer’s dream. Graceful, sexy, and capable of amazing sharpness, you’ll find a Yanigiba in the hands of every sushi chef worth their salt. Yanagi means “willow leaf” and refers to this knife’s long, narrow shape. The Yanagiba is a traditional Japanese blade that is only sharpened on one side. This is known as “single bevel.” Traditionally used for slicing sashimi, they are equally at home with a roast beef, hams, or other cooked boneless proteins.

The 300mm Yanagi featured here is a perfect size for users with lots of board space looking for the best slicing experience achievable using one single pull stroke. This cutting style is essential in sushi preparation as it ensures that the delicate flesh of the fish is left completely unharmed by the bruising forces of a blunt blade or sawing action.

The blade is fashioned from Hitachi Blue paper #2 steel. This popular alloy has extra chromium and tungsten added which differentiates it from it’s White #2 sibling. The blade is single bevelled so the back side is almost flat with just a slight concave profile. This aids in food release and the ability to guide the blade through the soft flesh in a precise and single stroke action. We can supply the knife with either a traditional Ho wood D-shaped handle or a more contemporary octagonal shaped rosewood. Once you go Yanagiba, you’ll never go back.

  • Maker: Kitaoka
  • Size: 300mm
  • Type: Yanagiba
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Handle: Ho Wood D-shaped or Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic
  • Finish: Satin

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    5  Product Review, February 21, 2014
    Posted By: Duncan - verified customer

    What a lovely knife this is. It's obviously incredibly well built with every angle exactly as anticipated. Knife came in impeccable condition and I love the steel. Takes an edge beautifully.

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