This Sashimi knife is for left hand use and is handmade in Sakai region, Osaka Japan.
Sakai region is a very famous for forging authentic style Japanese knives and also Katana swords since samurai time.
This traditional shape of single bevel sashimi knife is called Yanagiba ( means Willow leaf blade ) and it has a large face of convex edge on one side and a hollow concave the other flat side.
This unique shape is the secret for the sharpness of Japanese knife as the hollow side cut in to the ingredient while the edged side push away and separate the ingredient.
This knife is perfect for slicing sashimi of Tuna, Salmon, Kingfish or making Carpaccio and by slicing ingredients with a right sharp knife, it holds the freshness.
The blade is Gold stainless steel forged with 8 Chrome-Vanadium stainless steel for easy maintenance.
Each blade displays a unique wavy line called Kasumi from forging 2 different type of metals together.
The handle is also handcrafted from Ho-wood ( Japanese big leaf Magnolia ) capped with Water Buffalo horn bolster.
Ho-wood is very light and increases grips when wet.
This knife is handcrafted with love, pride and maybe some scratches from the knife master.
Size, weight and colour of bolster may slightly differ from knife to knife.
Each knife is hand-sharpened prior to shipping for full performance.
This knife is for left hander and the measurement for Sashimi knife is from tip of the knife to the top of handle, not the heel of the blade.
|Blade length||260mm (from tip to the heel )|
|Edge||Single bevel for left hand|
|Blade||Gold Kasumi forged with 8 Chrome-Vanadium stainless steel|
|Handle||D-Shaped Ho Wood ( Japanese Big Leaf Magnolia ), Water Buffalo Horn Bolster|