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The Yoshihiro Hongasumi Special Forged VG-10 Yanagi Sashimi Japanese Knife is designed specifically for sashimi and sushi chefs. With its single-edged blade, this chef's knife, made of VG-10, thinly slices through the skin and flesh of a fish with ease and without compromising the taste and quality of the structure-unlike other knives which can damage the cell walls and alter the feel and taste. Traditional yanagi knives leave the fish smooth, shiny, and fresh. A hongasumi knife, this knife is a higher-quality kasumi knife-or a knife that was forged by layering softer steel over a hard steel core. The hard steel of the VG-10 allows for a superior sharpness and edge retention while the softer, surrounding steel adds durability.
Hand crafted in Japan with traditional techniques, the Yoshihiro Hongasumi VG-10 Yanagi Sashimi Japanese Knife has a completely flat ground on front (shinogi), and a concave ground (urasuki) with a flat rim (uraoshi) on the back. As traditional Japanese knives and cutlery value sharpness, the hardness of the VG-10 stainless steel lets these tradesmen create a thin, sharp cutting edge on the blade. With its handmade, Ebony wood, Octagonal-shaped handle, this knife is light and well balanced. This knife comes with double bolster, and a lacquered magnolia wood saya cover, which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor.
On the unique features of Japanese single edged blades: All traditionally made Japanese single edged knives have a unique structure that allows the blade to become razor sharp while at the same time reducing friction as it goes through food. This unique structure makes possible to cut with very minimal damage to the surface and cells, therefor preserving freshness of the ingredient and not spoiling its texture and taste. To learn more click here.
|Grade:||Hongasumi||Edge Angle:||Single Edged|
|Size:||Bolster Material:||Double Bolster|
|Handle Shape:||Octagonal||Saya Cover:||Magnolia wood Lacquered|
|Material:||VG Stainless Steel||Origin:||Made in Japan|
|Handle Material:||Ebony wood||Stain Resistant:||Yes|
- I'LL NEVER NEED ANOTHER YANAGI!!! Review by G
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I never expected for the price, and yes folks as far as QUALITY yanagi knives this is a bargain, for the level of craftsmanship in this knife. It's worthy of damn tears! Its sharpness and edge retention is scary! I feel I might take my hand off. The ebony handle has a perfect fit and finish its like velvet in my hand. On top of that It's just beautiful! I am currently apprenticing under a japanese sushi master and he himself having more than 30 years of experience is shocked and maybe a little jealous of the quality of my knife. He's strapped with an old carbon steel yanagi, and while a great and beautiful traditional knife in a fast paced kitchen carbon steel maintenance can be a bit of a hassle.
So when I saw a Vg10 stainless yanagi I rolled the dice and happy to sayJACKPOT!!! This is my lifetime sushi and fish knife I already know. Thank You Yoshihiro!
- Five Stars Review by Ken
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