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Tojiro Shirogami #2 Yanagiba 300mm
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Tojiro Shirogami #2 Yanagiba 300mm

Item #: F-910

Average Customer Rating:
(4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews)

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Our Price: $189.00
This knife is ideal for those who are looking for a good quality knife at an excellent price. The 300mm yanagi is one of the most popular sizes for this style of knives. The blade is constructed with a core of White #2 steel (also called Shirogami and White Paper 2 steel) sandwiched between a softer iron outer layer. White #2 steel will take a screaming sharp edge and well. These knives are traditionally single bevel and used primarily to slice raw fish, but many use these as standard slicing knives. The blade is attached to a ho wood handle and water resistant resin ferrule. Please note the handles on these are installed with a gapped machi and it's called "Tokyo Style". It's supposed to harken back to the Katana and it represents the place where a Tsuba (hilt) would be installed on a sword. See photo #4 to see it. It's not a mistake.

  • Maker: Tojiro
  • Location: Sanjo City Japan
  • Construction: Ni Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: White #2 (Shirogami #2)
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Handle: Magnolia D with Black Resin Ferrule
  • HRC: 60
  • Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Blade Length: 290 mm
  • Total Length: 445 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.8 mm
  • Blade Height: 35.5 mm

  • Customer Reviews


    8 review(s) WRITE A REVIEW (Reviews are subject to approval)
      Had to return, August 19, 2022
    Posted By: Benjamin

    Let me preface by saying I this was the first yanagiba I have ever held. I had to return because the blade slightly bent in a couple of places on the spine and the edge. For a single bevel being straight is important. I might have been able the straighten it myself, but I just wasn't confident that I wouldn't do more damage than good. At this price for a yanagiba I suspect your going to need to do some work to get it perfect.

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      Know what your getting into
    Posted By: Ryan Lund - verified customer

    You'll have to put a little sweat equity into these knives. The steel is high quality but make sure you set aside 4-5 hours to straighten the shinogi and edge. Handle needs a couple hours of shaping to become usable as well.

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      So disappointed
    Posted By: Herman

    The blade is not perfect, the heel area was wider about 3mm

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      It's very nice.
    Posted By: Paul - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I own and use daily a large collection of kurouchi-finish double-bevel Japanese kitchen knives and another mixed yet matching set of blue handled Kai and Tojiro Color Series stainless knives, but decided to invest in a set of single-bevel Japanese blades (deba, mukimono, usuba, funayuki, short (165mm) kiritsuke (or long mukimono, depending on how you view it), and this 300mm yanagiba), specifically to make sushi prep at home a more authentic experience.

    This knife is accurately ground, cleanly finished, wicked sharp, has an entirely adequate traditional handle,
    and enough length to slice fish and finished sushi
    rolls into individual pieces in a single pulling movement. The back is nicely concave as it should be and its low profile and concave back greatly aid in food release. Finally,
    the hamon line is straight and uniform, and authentic. I personally think this knife beautifully serves its intended purpose and is entirely adequate for home use, and
    probably for professional use as well. After owning and using it for a few weeks, I personally wouldn't want less of a yanagiba than this. (I also own a 270mm kurouchi finish blue steel sujihiki; it provides a different experience). From what I _think_ I can discern, yanagibas beyond the quality and price of this one are probably in the realm where knives start to become works of art rather than being strictly, or mostly, utility. This is a Timex yanagiba, not a Rolex yanagiba. It's a tool that is more a means to an end than an end in itself. I'm not afraid to use it or practice sharpening it or allow it to develop a bit of patina. I bought a basic saya from Yoshihiro on Amazon for under $40 to protect the blade and add a little more authenticity and put it straight to work. I'm sure some Japanese knife enthusiasts or afficionados would call this a starter knife, something to get you by while you save for that Damascus or buffalo handle beauty, but I don't see myself ever needing to go there. I may at some point sand the handle, die it black with India ink, and apply some protective polyurethane finish, in which case I would then have a luxury utilitarian yanagiba. In summary, and in case you can't tell by now, I really like this knife and am pleased with what my $144 purchased, and the way handled my order. Recommended.

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      Great knife
    Posted By: Angela Jordan - verified customer

    Arrived quickly & the receiver of this knife was very happy.

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      Good value for the money
    Posted By: Don T. - verified customer

    I like the white steel Tojiro knives. They get very sharp, sharpen easily and are inexpensive relative to many others. Of course, the fit and finish is what you would expect from a knife in this price range so if you are looking for OTB perfect, this is not it. The knife is very usable as is but if you are willing to invest a little time and effort into tweaking it to be better it is a great buy in this price range.

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      Great knife for sushi
    Posted By: Teguh santoso - verified customer

    Great knife for the price. I use it for sushi and work realy great recommended

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      big knife
    Posted By: pascal - verified customer

    received the knife super fast. Very sharp. Handle will be changed with an ebony custom one because it is soft wood. The dull section of the blade is actually sand blasted just for show. I turned that into a mirror polish and it slices thru meat much better now. The steel can be deadly sharp but it will tarnish easily. I am debating to have it armolloyed. This is one hell of a blade BTW, very intimidating and for adults hands only. Keep kids away from this.

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