Our handmade Yoshihiro R-2 Powdered Japanese Stainless Steel Yanagi is at the forefront in cutting edge Japanese cutlery. R-2 Powdered Japanese Stainless Steel is a new class of Japanese metallurgy that is capable of extreme sharpness (HRC 64-65). It is well known to have excellent edge retention, and its low wear resistance allows for much easier sharpening. Only the most skilled of artisans can forge these metals together in this kind of complex puzzle piece formation, blending aesthetics and performance. The knife is complimented with a traditional Japanese Ironwood take care of and comes Included with a protective wooden sheath called a Saya. This specific Saya included with the knife is brush coated with non-toxic lacquer coating that provides resistance to unwanted odor, stain, and chips. The Yanagi is a long slicing knife designed to cut thin slices of fish for sushi and sashimi. The wonderful thing about its elegant thin blade is in its ability to slice through ingredients in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving their integrity and freshness. The Yanagi is likely one of the most essential of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs. Even though traditional Japanese powder steel knives aren’t 100% stain resistance, with proper care they may be able to provide years of enjoyment. Keeping dry before storage. This will keep your knife in tip top shape. Japanese knives must all the time be sharpened and honed on premium quality Japanese water stones.
The Yanagi knife is a long slicing knife designed to cut thin slices of fish for sushi and sashimi at the same time as preserving their integrity and freshness.
R-2 Powdered Japanese Stainless Steel core is capable of extreme sharpness (HRC 64-65), excellent edge retention, and its low wear resistance allows for much easier sharpening
Fit for chefs working in a fast-paced high demand kitchen who has limited time for frequent care
Equipped with lacquer coated wooden sheath that provides resistance to unwanted odor, stain, and chipping
Hand wash with mild cleanser; Handmade by skilled tradesmen in Japan.