Yoshihiro Aogami #1 Hon-Kasumi Kiritsuke Yanagi with Red Wood Handle


Crafted by the renowned Osaka Sakai knife maker "Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro," this knife features the hardest and sharpest Aogami #1 steel (blue #1) as its core, knowing for exceptional cutting performance and long-lasting sharpness.

Aogami #1 steel excels in cutting efficiency and durability, offering excellent edge retention and toughness. maintain sharpness for an extended period, although sharpening requires skill and knowledge.

The special steel refining technique used in Aogami #1 enhances wear resistance, and its remarkable cutting performance is a hallmark of this steel.

Due to the precise forging by Sakai artisans, the blade remains resilient even when ground extremely thin. It allows for effortless cutting without excessive force, preventing tearing or compression on food fibers.

A Yanagiba crafted from Aogami #1 steel achieves an exceptional level of culinary precision!

This product comes with a Magnolia wood Saya.
How to Maintain High Carbon Steel Knives

After use, simply wipe the knives dry. Please do not use a dishwasher to clean the knives. If you plan not to use the knives for an extended period, be sure to apply a thin layer of protective oil.

In the case of rust on the blade, you can use a rust eraser or a special 3M scrubber (only suitable for matte-finish knives). If there is minor rust on the mirror-finished parts, use rust removal paste and make sure to thoroughly remove any remaining residue with a Cleaning Naphtha to eliminate all chemical remnants from the blade.

Please use the knives for their intended purpose. Different knives are designed for slicing, chopping, or handling frozen foods. Do not use them for purposes beyond their intended use to avoid damaging the knives.

We highly recommend using EDCI's high-tech rust prevention spray to maintain your high carbon steel knives. EDCI rust prevention spray is made in the USA, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, poses no harm to the environment, and is non-flammable.

It is also a food-grade rust prevention spray, suitable for knives made of any type of steel. After spraying, it automatically forms a protective layer, and it can be used directly for cutting food without contaminating it. Users no longer need to worry about rust on their high carbon steel knives. EDCI is a game-changer for high carbon steel knife maintenance!

SKU: YWYK30-AON-0326