Yamashin makes knives for a wide audience of home and professional users and they are some of the most traditional Japanese kitchen knives we carry. Yamashin knives are very simple blades and due to this simplicity are available at a really keen price. This knife is made from Blue #2 high carbon steel with a soft iron cladding. The cladding retains the blacksmith’s carbon scale, which is known as a kurouchi finish. This adds a level of protection to the reactive blade but does not negate the need for careful cleaning and drying after use.
Blue #2 steel is a very popular alloy for good reason. While it takes a bit more effort to sharpen than its White Paper sibling, it will hold that edge longer. It is also slightly better with corrosion resistance than the White steel.
This is a classic petty in terms of length, while it is somewhat taller than other similar length knives. It is also a bit heavier than most in this size range. This weight is the result of a more robust profile and grind. In turn this affords the blade a nice stiff characteristic.
We have made this fine petty available with an upgraded handle made from red sandalwood with a dyed pakka wood ferrule.
I just feel compelled to tell you that yours is the most ridiculously informative site of this nature I have ever come across.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Very grateful such a dedicated and informative group of people provide excellent steel at competitive prices with superior customer service! A million thank yous!
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.