Our 11¾? Shigeki Damascus Yanagiba Sushi Knife is hand forged by 4th generation blacksmith Shigeki Tanaka. For more than 100 years, the Tanaka circle of relatives has been noted for their high-quality farming tools. Because of declining demand for farm tools, the circle of relatives started making cutlery. To increase their technique, they apprenticed their youngest son, Shigeki, to a famous Takefu knife maker. Since returning to his father’s shop, Shigeki has develop into noted for the quality of his knives. Every blade is hand forged from a lamination of high carbon blue steel and a Damascus material consisting of stainless and nickel steel in 14 alternating layers. After tempering to Rc64 the blade is polished to a razor edge. The maker’s mark is hand graved at the blade and a magnolia wood maintain is installed. The pattern on Every knife is unique. Blade length is 11¾? and overall length is17½?. A Kiri Wood treasure box is included with Every knife.
Free Lift Gate Delivery on large units Included to get unit off the truck only.
These finely crafted small knives come from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island, where the master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways.
The master blacksmiths hand hammer a lamination of high carbon “white steel” between two layers of soft wrought iron.
The handles are constructed from Ho wood.
They come well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes an excellent paring knife for fruit and vegetables.