This beautiful hand-made yanagiba
in 270mm size is made for left-handed users. It's 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.
They're made for Takayuki by Sakai master blacksmiths and come with a beautiful natural stone finish. The blade is fashioned from Hitachi White #2 steel. The blade is single beveled, so the back side is almost flat with just a slightly concave profile. This aids in food release and the ability to guide the blade through the soft flesh in a precise and single-stroke action.
This lovely blade comes with a traditional Japanese D Shaped wa handle with black buffalo horn ferrule.
Blacksmith: Togashi Kenji
Construction: Hammer Forged, Left Handed Grind
Edge Steel: White #2
Handle: Wa D Shaped Ho Wood
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Weight: 7.6 ounces / 218g
Blade Length: 289 mm
Overall Length: 450 mm
Thickness at Heel: 4.5 mm
Blade Height: 36 mm
Grind: Traditional Single Bevel
Orientation: Left Handed