Yamashin White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm. This authentic Japanese traditional kitchen knife line features hand-forged double-layer white-paper steel blade (white #1) but is very reasonably priced.
These are every day kitchen knives that many good cooks love to use in Japan. They sharpen really well and hold a nice edge. The grinds on these knives for the money are impressive which makes them a great overall value. If you've never tried a good Japanese knife and don't want to spend a ton of money these would be an excellent choice. Care for carbon steel knives is simple. Just wipe them dry after you use them and don't let water or acid linger on the blade. The knife will patina over time adding to the great rustic look of these knives.
We upgraded these recently with a nice, extra-large walnut octagonal handle with black pakka wood ferrule. Great for those of you who have big hands and like a larger handle. Many of our pro users request large handles like these so we thought we would accommodate them.
Blade length: 245mm
Overall length: 388mm
Spine thickness at base: 3.6mm
Depth of blade at base: 39.25mm