Sliver Steel#3 Kasumi Yanagiba Knife 270mm
Sliver Steel#3 Kasumi Yanagiba Knife 300mm
Sliver Steel#3 Kasumi Yanagiba Knife 210mm
Sliver Steel#3 Kasumi Yanagiba Knife 240mm
Sliver Steel#3 Kasumi Yanagiba Knife 300mm
Sliver Steel#3 Kasumi Yanagiba Knife 300mm
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Sliver Steel#3 Kasumi Yanagiba Knife

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Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1s5kw-210 200 340 110
1s5kw-240 230 380 120
1s5kw-270 260 415 180
1s5kw-300 290 450 195
Blade Material Name Handle
Single Edged

Single Edged

Ginsan Steel(Silver #3) Magnolia Octagonal Handle

Yanagiba Knife

Yanagiba knives were originally used to cut sashimi in Japan.It is a tool to maximize the texture and flavor of raw fish.The sharpness of the knife is of utmost importance, and this is what makes it different from knives from other regions.Yanagiba knives are mainly used for cutting sashimi.This knife was originally used as a sashimi knife in the Kansai region and is sometimes called a ""Shobu"" because it resembles an Iris' leaf.To cut sashimi in one go, the blade is long and slender, and the edge is thin and sharp .Professionals use knives of around 300mm. For household use, usually around 210mm are used.

Ginsan Steel(Silver #3)

Steel Material
We use Gin-san(Gingami No.3)steel, which is a highly rust resistant steel developed by Hitachi Metals, Ltd. through their refining process that still uses Japan's time-honored metal working and tatara fumace smelting techniques.
Of the Gingami metals, which have carbon added to 12-14% chrome, Gin-san contains even greater carbon content for a harder steel.
Experts craftsmen spend long hours and use careful techniques to craft each blade. Since the metal is especially hard, the knives hold their edge for a long time and do not rust easily

Magnolia Octagonal Handle

Handle
Our Magnolia wood handles are made from natural Magnolia and Buffalo Horn ( Ethically sourced Horn ).The Magnolia and Buffalo Horn are fitted tightly together then shaped and polished in the traditional octagonal style to not only look beautiful, but also feel comfortable in the hand.

Forge Welding

Forging Process
Forging is the main process for producing high quality blades.A craftsmen will heat a piece of Steel in a forge, and repeatedly strike it with a hammer, shaping the Steel into the desired blade shape and also at the same time refining the grain size and driving impurities out of the Steel. The blade is then hardened and later tempered to relieve stress.Forging generally produces a superior blade to the more common stamping method used by large companies.

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Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here

A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
. This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.

Precautions

After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.