Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Honyaki White Steel #2 Mirror-Finished Mt. Fuji with Crescent Moon Yanagi Premium Ebony Handle with Triple NickelSilver RingProduct Code: JHYYAMICT300TSVEHMS
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This beautiful Mt. Fuji with a Crescent Moon hamon Yanagi was made by one of the best Yoshihiro knife masters in Sakai, Japan. The hamon (pattern of waves on the blade) was specially designed as the Japanese Fuji Mountain with a Crescent moon. This knife is not only a beautiful piece of art, it is a one of a kind creation by Master Ikeda.
Our handmade Yoshihiro Honyaki knives are handcrafted with extraordinary skill, forged of the highest quality steel according to the traditional methods used in ancient Japanese sword making by our master artisans of incomparable skill, some of which have over 50 years of experience. Honyaki means true forged and represents the highest level in Japanese knives, requiring experienced master knife smiths, versed in the traditional art of sword making. A single piece of White Steel #2 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 65, is heated in hearths that reach temperatures in the thousands and then quenched in cool water for hardness creating knives of the highest caliber, blending aesthetics and performance.
Our Yoshihiro Honyaki knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted premium Ebony wood handle of the highest quality affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster and Silver Ring, and a protective wooden sheath called a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use.
The Yanagi is a long slicing knife that was designed to slice thin slices of fish for sushi and sashimi, and is one of the most essential of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs. The Yanagi is slightly heavier than the Yanagi with a blade that is wider and a spine that is thicker. The sword tip helps balance the weight of the knife and is recommended for chefs who are interested in a Yanagi but prefer a heftier knife.
|Grade||Mt. Fuji Crescent Moon Hamon Honyaki Mirror Polished||Bolster Material||Triple Nickel Silver Ring Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)|
|Stain Resistant||No||Handle Shape||Octagonal|
|Blade Material||White Steel #2||Saya Cover||Magnolia|
|Edge Angle||Single Edged|