The takobiki is a shape designed for octopus, or "tako" in Japanese. While their original purpose may. before eight-legged creatures, this shape excels at any job a yanagiba could do, from delicate sashimi slicing to ultra-thin carpaccio and tataki.
About Sakai Takayuki Byakko - 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 Zangetsu series is the pinnacle of high-performance sushi knives. Ginsan stainless steel is easy to maintain while possessing many of the desirable qualities of carbon steel, like extreme sharpness. From the wenge and water buffalo horn handle to handmade saya, every detail has been carefully considered.
|Spine Thickness at Heel||3.9mm|
|Steel Type||Ginsan Stainless Steel|
|Edge/Bevel||Single Bevel, Right hand bias|
|Handle||Wa (Japanese) handle, Octagon Wenge wood with buffalo horn on both ends|