When preparing fish for sushi it is imperative to minimize the damage caused to the cellular structure of the ingredient. The yanagiba is designed solely for the purpose of slicing the thinnest pieces of fish, with a minimum of sticking and tearing. Several important criteria have to be met to satisfy these conditions. The blade needs to be long and thin so that the slice can be made with a single pulling cut. The thinness allows for the cutting to be achieved with very little downforce. The back side of the blade features a very slight concave profile to easily detach the sliced piece from the blade after cutting.
The Kitaoka Damascus Yanagiba featured here has a blade length of 240mm, which is perfectly suited for sushi preparation in places with limited space, while still allowing for a single cutting action. Due to the one-sided bevel this is a knife suited to right-hand users only.
The core steel of Hitachi White Paper #1 is clad with multiple layers of a softer carbon steel, creating a beautiful Damascus pattern, while protecting and strengthening the Higane. Care must be taken to clean and dry this knife during and after use to prevent discoloration or corrosion.
The Kitaoka Damascus Yanagiba is one of the finest sushi knives we sell and is recommended to any home or professional chef looking for a finely crafted and effective slicing tool.
Weight: 5.4 ounces
Blade Length: 233 mm (9.2")
Overall Length: 376 mm (14.8")
Thickness at Heel: 3.7 mm
Blade Height: 31.5 mm
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