Our Takagi Honyaki 7? Usuba (vegetable) Knife is hand forged from #1 grade blue steel. Hon Yaki knives aren’t laminated but are made out of 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 untempered 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, then thrust into water to quench. As you’ll be able to believe, all of these process are done by eye and feel and require years of experience to master. Blade length is 7? and overall length is 12¾?. Each and every Takagi knife is sent razor sharp in a lovely carton.
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 made out of Ho wood.
They arrive well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes a really perfect paring knife for fruit and vegetables.