Yoshihiro Mizu Honyaki White #1 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 White #1 Steel (HRC 64-65) 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 Mizu Yaki Honyaki knives offer the best of both worlds combining ancient Japanese sword making techniques with modern metallurgy.
Composed of advanced high carbon steel, Hontaki knives provide peace of mind in high paced environments.This knife is complimented with a luxurious Maki Urushi lacquered handle accentuated by Crane which are hand carved and 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.