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.
Yanagi are single-beveled, which means that only one side of the blade edge is sharpened, and the other side is slightly concave in shape. The back side is curved to prevent fish from sticking to the blade. These blades are thicker than the average Western knife, but still considered relatively thin by Japanese standards. This single bevel knife is made specifically for left handed users. We also have a right handed version available.
This is a lovely yanagiba with a beautiful satin finished one sided blade. These knives are finished with a D-shaped Japanese style Ho wood handle and black ferrule. This type of handle creates a knife with overall lightness and a blade forward balance. There should be no need for downward pressure as the knife is pulled backwards to make the clean slice.
Weight: 4.8 ounces
Blade Length: 230 mm (9")
Overall Length: 375 mm (14.75")
Thickness at Heel: 3.7 mm
Blade Height: 32.1 mm
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