Yoshihiro Left-handed Silver #3 Hon-Kasumi Yanagi Magnolia Handle
In Osaka's Sakai City, Japan, "Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro" crafts this exceptional left-handed Yanagi, using Silver #3 steel as the core, applied two-layer forging. The blade, meticulously hand-finished through traditional Hon-Kasumi polishing, exhibits the delicate hazy and misty effect.
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 name "Yanagiba" is derived from the shape of the blade resembling willow leaves, also known as the "Sashimi knife" or "Sushi knife."
Craftsmen use the length of the blade to skillfully slice down pieces of fish in one stroke. If the blade is moved back and forth during cutting, the texture of sashimi tends to collapse, and the delightful mouthfeel is lost, resulting in a dull appearance of the fish slices.
Therefore, using the length of the Yanagiba to make precise cuts helps retain the freshness and moisture of the fish meat. The blade length should be at least 27cm or preferably 30cm for optimal performance.
Handle: Magnolia wood handle with buffalo horn ferrule
This product comes with a Magnolia wood Saya.