Sakai Takayuki Suigyu Kasumitogi Left Handed Yanagiba 270mm

About the Shape -Yanagibas are long, thin, single-bevel knives ground and sharpened on one side. Translating to “willow’s leaf,” they’re graceful and elegant like their name suggests. Yanagibas are commonly used for slicing sashimi, but can also be used for carving other meats like roast beef and prime rib.

About Sakai Takayuki Suigyu Kasumitogi - Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.

The Suigyu Kasumitogi is perfect for a young sushi chef or amateur home cook wanting to break into the world of sushi. Shirogami (white) carbon is pretty darn great. It’s super easy to sharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, cuts like silk, and is very rugged for its hardness. Just keep it dry to avoid rust!

Knife Shape Yanagiba
Blade Length 270mm
Blade Height 34mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 4.3mm
Weight 192g
Steel Type Shirogami #3 (White Carbon Steel)core with Carbon Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 59-61
Edge/Bevel Single Bevel, Left hand bias
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, D-Shape Magnolia wood handle with horn collar
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Knife Line Sakai Takayuki Suigyu Kasumitogi
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