Yoshihiro Honyaki VG-10 Stainless Steel Yanagi Sashimi Japanese Knife is at the vanguard of Japanese cutlery, representing the highest level of craftsmanship. Honyaki means `true forged` and is the purest reflection of the traditional art of Japanese sword making. A single piece of VG-10 Steel (HRC 63-64) is heated in hearths that reach temperatures in the thousands and quenched in cool water for hardness and durability. Polished with a brilliant mirror finish, the VG-10 Honyaki knives offer the best of both worlds combining ancient Japanese sword making techniques with modern metallurgy. Composed of advanced high carbon stainless steel, VG-10 knives provide peace of mind in high paced environments.This knife is complimented with a luxurious Maki Urushi lacquered handle accentuated by gold flower logo which are hand painted on using 24 carat gold. The Yanagi is a long slicing knife that was designed to slice thin slices of fish for sushi and sashimi. The length and shape of the blade allows it to slice through an ingredient in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving the ingredient's freshness and integrity.
This premium handcrafted knife has a luxurious Maki Urushi lacquered handle accentuated by a handpainted golden Koi. Urushi is a natural lacquer made from the sap of the lacquer tree which is poisonous to the touch until it dries which is why only the most skilled and dedicated artisans undergo this Japanese lacquer painting technique. Maki Urushi is one of the most traditional and exotic Japanese lacquer painting techniques and is where lacquer is used to draw a picture or pattern and before it dries, gold powder is dusted on top of the damp lacquer and the powder is fixed in place with another layer of lacquer to create the design. The Koi design represents a symbol of good luck, prosperity, and good fortune within Japanese culture. The handpainted golden leaves on the matching Urushi Saya impart a distinctive elegance and luxury that is sure to impress and dazzle the people around you.
Honyaki knives symbolize the purest reflection of Japanese knife-making and is the pinnacle of Japanese craftsmanship and artisanry. Paired with the traditional aesthetic beauty and
exotic artwork of Maki Urushi, this knife represents the hallmark of the exquisite blend of aesthetics and ancient Japanese tradition in the modern era.