Our Takagi Honyaki 10½? Yanagiba Sushi knife is hand forged from #1 grade blue steel. Hon Yaki knives aren’t laminated but are constructed from a single piece of steel. Considerable skill is required to forge after which temper these knives. The tempering process is like that of a sword. The untemper blade is coated with varying thickness of a special clay mixture. Like a Samurai sword, the blade is heated within the charcoal forge until red hot, after which thrust into water to quench. As you’ll be able to believe all of these processes are done by eye and feel and require years of experience to master. Blade length is 10½? and overall length is 16¾?. Every Takagi knife is sent razor sharp in a phenomenal carton.
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These finely crafted small knives come from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island, where the master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways.
The small blade makes an excellent paring knife for fruit and vegetables.
The handles are constructed from Ho wood.
They arrive well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes an excellent paring knife for fruit and vegetables.