We are always on the lookout for unique knives and blacksmiths to add to our inventory. One such smith is Yasunori-san, who undertakes the entire production himself, from forging to heat treating, grinding, and edging. This is a very unusual situation, especially in Japan where so many smiths are responsible for just one or two aspects of knife production. The forger rarely sharpens while the sharpener rarely polishes.
Another notable attribute of Yasunori knives is the bang for the buck quotient they offer. The Yasunori VG-10 Hammered Damascus Nakiri
is a great looking knife in every way. It is constructed from VG-10 stainless steel as the inner core. A beautiful cladding of a softer stainless steel damascus is forged to the core steel. The cladding is etched to reveal the lovely ripples associated with this technique. The upper blade road is treated to a hammer finish which accentuates the pattern and aids with food release.
are becoming a popular choice in many western kitchens of late. Their compact size and interesting profile have found a new legion of users in both professional and home environments. It is designed to do its designated task as well as possible and it succeeds perfectly in the processing of vegetables of all kinds.
Location: Ono, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: VG-10
Cladding: Hammered Damascus
Edge Grind: Even (see choil shot)
Handle: Yo (Western)
Scales: Black Pakka Wood
Edge Length: 165mm
Total Length: 295mm