Yoshihiro Ginsan Mirror Finish Sakimaru Takohiki with Single Groove
Handle: Ebony wood with buffalo horn ferrule
This product comes with a Magnolia wood Saya.
In Osaka's Sakai City, Japan, "Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro" crafts this exceptional "Mirror Finish Sakimaru Takohiki," using Silver #3 steel as the core, forging through the traditional technique of dual cladding, and finally hand polished to a mirror finish.
Silver 3 steel excels in hardness, sharpness, and rust resistance, boasting an HRC of approximately 60-62. Its enduring sharpness places it among the sharpest in the stainless steel family.
The Sakimaru Takohiki knife" is a fusion of Yanagi and Takohiki styles, featuring a relatively straight blade. This makes it a versatile Yanagi, suitable not only for slicing sashimi but also for peeling daikon skin and finely julienning it.
The "rounded tip" (Sakimaru) design makes it easier to cut into ingredients, especially for removing fish skins. Its sharp edge reduces cutting resistance.
Additionally, it maintains the advantages of a typical Yanagiba blade, allowing for seamless, damage-free slicing of fish that preserves the original flavor and texture of the ingredients.