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Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 270mm
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Kitaoka Blue #2 Yanagiba 270mm

Item #: KitaokaAO-Yanagi270

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The Kitaoka 270mm Yanagiba Blue #2 occupies the sweet spot in yanagiba lengths. Perfect for most sushi and protein slicing in almost every environment. The blade is long enough for a one-movement pull cut, essential for preparing sushi where a sawing action would destroy the delicate flesh and result in an unattractive slice.

Kitaoka only makes traditional Japanese knives. He has put all his time and effort into perfecting a few skills and knife styles rather than attempting to be a general practitioner of all blades and steels. His steel of choice is Aogami Blue #2. A high carbon alloy with added chromium and tungsten. These elements impart a toughness to the steel and aid in edge retention and overall durability. The alloy is hardened to 63-64 HRC. Of course the blade is going to be reactive so please make sure to thoroughly dry it after every use.

Comes with a rosewood octagonal handle. Please note Kitaoka installs the machi on his knives with a gap that is called Tokyo Style. It's not a flaw it's an aesthetic choice based on a traditional way of installing the handles. See photo #4 for a visual.

  • Maker: Kitaoka
  • Size: 270mm
  • Type: Yanagiba
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Finish: Satin
  • Handle Install: Exposed Machi (See Photo #4)
  • Please note: We are only shipping Kitaoka knives in the USA
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    5  Just what I needed , January 28, 2020
    Posted By: Sean Henninger - verified customer

    I have been using a Global knife for sashimi for a few years. Recently, have been cutting much more sashimi. This knife was exactly what I needed. The length is perfect. Itís balanced so well I donít notice holding it.

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