Yoshihiro Hongasumi SP Forged VG Stainless Steel Yanagi Sushi Sashimi Japanese Knife

Regular Price: $360.00

Special Price $299.99

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Regular Price: $360.00

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This Special Forged Yanagi delivers Hongasumi grade high carbon steel sharpness and edge retention with stainless steel durability and ease of care. Exceptionally forged VG Stainless steel blade with HRC 63 combines exceptional sharpness and optimal edge retention with stain resistance. Excellent for entry and intermediate level chefs. Lacquer coated magnolia wooden sheath provides odor and stain resistance with ease of cleaning. Comes ready to use out of the box. 100% handcrafted in Japan. Not mass produced.

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  • Hongasumi Yanagi Sashimi knife with Special Forged VG-10 stainless steel blade
  • Single-edged blade
  • Handmade Ebony wood, Octagonal-shaped handle
  • Lightweight and well balanced
  • Superior sharpness and durability
  • Handcrafted in Japan

  • 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.


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    I'd like to start with the fact that as an everyday consumer Yoshihiro Cutlery hit such a high standard of customer service for me. If you need ANY question answered call or email them they're staff's response time, and knowledge of the product is like their knives flawless. But now more importantly as a professional chef who makes his living with his tools. 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 llifetime sushi and fish knife I already know. Thank You Yoshihiro!
    Five Stars Review by Ken
    Love this knife. Very detailed knife. Love it!

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