Yoshihiro Mizu Honyaki White Steel #1 Two Sided Mirror-Finished Namiukashi Yanagi Premium Triple Nickel Silver Ring Ebony Handle - IKEDA UNKAI Limited Edition

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This beautiful Namiukashi hamon, the pattern of waves a sea of clouds Yanagi was made by one of the best Yoshihiro knife masters in Sakai, Japan. 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 #1 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 Triple Nickel 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 beauty of its elegant thin blade is its ability to slice through an ingredient in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving its integrity and freshness.

The Yanagi is slightly heavier with a blade that is wider and a thicker spine. The sword tip helps balance the weight of the knife and is recommended for chefs who are interested in a Yanagi but have a smaller working space. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

HRC 65 Handle Material Ebony
Grade Honyaki Double Sided Mirror Polished Namiukashi Bolster Material Triple Nickel Silver Ring Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)
Stain Resistant No Handle Shape Octagonal
Blade Material White Steel #1 Saya Cover Special Designed Ebony
Edge Angle Single Edged

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