Our handmade Yoshikuni Blue Steel Suminagashi knives are crafted with abnormal skill by our master artisans. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, Aoko Blue Steel 1 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64, is forged with iron to create the most elaborate of finishes. Suminagashi translates as floating ink and refers back to the beautiful marbled wave like patterns that extend through the blade from the tip to the heel, unveiling a new mosaic with every sharpening. Only the most skilled of artisans can forge together these metals in such complex puzzle piece formations to fashion knives of this caliber with the very best quality, blending aesthetics and performance. Our Yoshikuni Blue Steel1 Suminagashi knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Ebony tree wooden Deal with affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster, and a protective wooden sheath known as a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. This knife also come with a complimentary Tsubaki Knife Oil and Sabitori Rust eraser Knife Care Kit for maintenance and upkeep. The Takobiki Sakimaru is a long slicing knife that was once designed to slice paper thin slices of fish for Sashimi and its round sharp tip is useful for cutting the long tentacles of the octopus. The wonderful thing about its elegant thin blade is its ability to slice through an ingredient in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving its integrity and freshness. The Takobiki is longer and thinner than a Yanagi and is unique tool for preparing delicate ingredients. Even the most straightforward of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that may be as beautiful as it is functional.
Grade: Suminagashi (Damascus)/ Knife Type : Sakimaru Takobiki (Sushi Sashimi Slicing)Knife
Edge Angle: Single-Edged /Blade Length: To be had in 10.5″ (270mm), 11.8″ (300mm), 13″ (330mm)
Material: Aoko(Blue Steel#1) High Carbon Steel
BOLSTER: Water Buffalo Horn (BOLSTER COLOR -VARIES) / Deal with Material: Premium Ebony
Hardness Rockwell C scale: 64-65 / Saya Cover : Included