The Yoshikuni series of Yoshihiro are the leading edge of Japanese cutlery, representing the highest level of craftsmanship. Forged by master craftsman and finished with the ancient techniques of Japanese sword polishing, our Yoshikuni Mizu Honyaki Mirror-Finished knives are the highest level of quality in Japanese knives. Mizu Honyaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel whilst infusing it with enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Honyaki means true forged and is the purest reflection the traditional art of Japanese sword making. A single piece of White Steel #2(HRC 64-65), is heated in hearths that reach temperatures in the thousands and quenched by Mizu Honyaki method for hardness and durability. Polished with a brilliant mirror finish, incandescent wisps of light glimmer across the surface of the blades edge(Hamon). Our Yoshikuni Mizu Honyaki knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese Maintain made of the perfect Ebony and affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster. A protective wooden sheath known as a Saya encases each and every knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. 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 crucial of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs.
Grade: Mizu Honyaki Mirror-Finished / Knife Type: Yanagi Knife(Sushi Sashimi Knife)
Steel Type: Shiroko (White Steel# 2) High Carbon Steel
Blade: Single-Edged/ Blade Length: To be had in 11.8inch(300mm), 13inch(330mm)
Maintain Material: Premium Ebony/ BOLSTER: Water Buffalo Horn (BOLSTER COLOR -VARIES)
Hardness Rockwell C scale: 64-65/