The Yoshihiro Hongasumi 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, Shitan Rosewood, Octagonal-shaped handle, this knife is light and well balanced. This knife comes with a double bolster, and a lacquered magnolia wood Saya cover, which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor.
Care & Sharpening:
Traditional Japanese knife making values a sharp edge, which requires attention and care. Sharpening and honing should be done with only water whetstones. Hand wash and dry only, and do so immediately if working with acidic ingredients. Only use on boneless flesh of fish.
Universal Product Code (UPC): 700736841341