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Yauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mm
Yauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mm Yauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mmYauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mmYauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mm
Yauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mm Yauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mmYauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mmYauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mm

Yauji Blue #2 Damascus Yanagiba 330mm

Item #: YB2D-Y330
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We are really pleased to be the first US distributer of these fine knives made by a young blacksmith named Yasuhiro Yauji. Yauji works in Takefu Village, a hotbed of great blacksmiths and blade makers, second only to Sakai City.

Even though he has only been making knives for a decade (a relatively short time in the world of Japanese knives) Yauji-san has earned an excellent reputation for working his favored steel. His line features damascus clad blades made with Shirogami #2 core steel.

Blue #2 steel is a variety of Hitachi YSS (Yasuki specialty steel) steel, specifically developed for cutlery. Blue steel has the highest purity levels of YSS. That is, the least amounts of Phosphorus and Sulfur which are essentially contaminants. White (and blue) are simply the color of the paper labels Hitachi uses to wrap the steels. There are 3 versions of white steel.

This Yanagiba is a fine example of Yauji’s current offerings. It is slightly different from the more traditional interpretations of this ubiquitous blade. The main variation lies in its thin spine and grind. Measuring about 1mm thinner than other yanagibas, his knife displays a light and dextrous side to its character. The very well-made distal taper leads to a really thin tip which adds to the quick and precise feel. This is a great knife for all kinds of fine slicing duties, whether it is raw fish or a fillet of beef. The lovely Damascus cladding adds to the look and desirability of this fine knife.

  • Blacksmith: Yasuhiro Yauji
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Shirogami White #2
  • HRC: 61
  • Suminagashi Finish
  • Single Bevel Edge, Right Handed
  • Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Blade Length Tip to Heel: 321 mm
  • Overall Length: 490 mm (16.75")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Height: 31.5 mm
  • Handle: Wenge Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn



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