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Moritaka AS Yanagiba 240mm
Moritaka AS Yanagiba 240mm Moritaka AS Yanagiba 240mmMoritaka AS Yanagiba 240mm
Moritaka AS Yanagiba 240mm Moritaka AS Yanagiba 240mmMoritaka AS Yanagiba 240mm

Moritaka AS Yanagiba 240mm

Item #: Moritaka-Yanagi240

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $215.00
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One of the more storied sword-smiths and knife makers on our site, Moritaka Hamono has developed the Supreme series by drawing on over 700 years of experience hand forging swords, kitchen and hunting knives. Moritaka works exclusively with Aogami, or blue steel, and the top of the line series offered here uses Aogami Super (AS) at the core. Experts with this particular steel, Moritaka treats it to an HRC of 64-65 which is insanely hard and allows for an acute, highly refined edge. Despite the high hardness of these blades, we do not find them to be brittle in the least and they are exceptionally easy to sharpen. Cladding the AS is softer iron presented with a rustic kurouchi (sometimes written as “kuro-uchi” or simply “KU”) finish which enhances non-stick and anticorrosive properties on these reactive blades. Fit and finish is excellent and grinds/bevels on these knives are symmetrical.

In the case of this 240mm yanagiba, the Western geometry would classify this knife as a sujihiki, the Japanese version of a slicer. We mention this with other knives in the series, but we are always struck at the extreme value presented by these knives. Made with deep tradition, high performance and hand-forged, blades like this with AS steel at this price point are pretty darn hard to come by. We are thrilled to be the only US distributor of these exceptional knives. Please note as of May 15th, 2015 these knives now have a ho wood octagonal handle with buffalo horn ferrule. The video on the page is not current. The photos are current.

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5  Great knife, September 7, 2016
Posted By: Tuan - verified customer

Great knife. The weight is great. Perfect for daily use.

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4  Product Review, September 6, 2014
Posted By: Takahashi - verified customer

The video is useful, but doesn't show good usage of this knife style. The cut demonstrated uses about 3 of the blade in a sawing back and forth motion. The whole point of a blade like this is to use the entire length in a single pull or push motion, depending upon exactly how the knife was ground.
Moritakas look promising, I may try one.

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5  Product Review, February 12, 2010
Posted By: Rob Babcock - verified customer

After using this for a week I must say it's a wonderful knife. It's incredibly thin and light- uniquely so IME. The finish is rustic but quite attractive, with no signs of irregularities. The handle is nicely figured and attractive, and also very comfortable. I haven't used it long enough to discuss edge retention but the edge it takes is superb. This is a very nice knife!

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