Yanagibas are very thin slicing knives made especially for cutting fish and other raw proteins with one movement. This single slice action enables the chef to process the most delicate ingredients while inflicting minimal damage to their cellular structure. It also results in slices that are surgically precise and aesthetically pleasing. The yanagiba
is one of the three mainstay blade shapes used in Japanese professional kitchens.
We have this impressive line of blades made from the ubiquitous Aogami #2 carbon steel. It is one of the most popular metals used in the manufacture of high quality Japanese kitchen knives. Renowned for taking and holding a very sharp edge, it is also fairly reactive, so you must take care to clean and dry this knife regularly while using, and absolutely before storing.
The blade construction is a san-mai cladding with a soft iron outer layer. This protects the inner core, increases lightness and allows for an amount of shock resistance. The blade has a single edge designed for use by right handed chefs only. It is given a lovely polish above the primary bevel and a fine satin finish up to the shinogi and the revealed inner core cutting edge. It is a beautiful knife both inside and out! A nicely made oval ho wood handle with buffalo horn ferrule completes this simple and traditional work of the blacksmith art.
Maker Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, Traditional Grind
Orientation: Right Handed, Single Bevel
Edge Steel: Aogami #2
Cladding: Soft Iron
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Weight: 7.5 oz/ 212g
Blade Length: 294 mm
Overall Length: 451 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 4.50 mm
Blade Height: 35.90 mm
Handle: Ho Wood Oval
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn