Sakai Takayuki Uzushio Yanagiba 240mm

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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 Uzushio - 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.

This stunning, flashy design makes for a knife worthy of a skilled chef. Clean and traditional, yet highly artistic. These blades are for chefs who need a knife that matches their skill level. 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 void rust!

Knife Shape Yanagiba
Blade Length 240mm
Blade Height 32mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 4.8mm
Weight 150g
Steel Type Shirogami #2 (White Carbon Steel)core with Carbon Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 61-63
Edge/Bevel Single Bevel, Right hand bias
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, D-Shape Magnolia wood handle with horn collar
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Knife Line Sakai Takayuki Uzushio