Our handmade Yoshihiro Honyaki knives are handcrafted with bizarre skill, forged of the highest quality steel according to the traditional methods used in ancient Japanese sword making by our master artisans of incomparable skill. Honyaki means “true forged” and represents the highest level in Japanese knives, requiring experienced master knife smiths, versed in the traditional art of sword making. A single piece of White Steel #2 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 65, is heated in hearths that reach temperatures in the thousands, quenched in cool water for hardness, and polished with a brilliant mirror finish creating knives of the highest caliber.
Our Yoshihiro Honyaki knives are complimented with a Japanese handcrafted premium Ebony wood Maintain affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster, and a protective wooden sheath called a “Saya” is included. The Yanagi is a long slicing knife that used to be designed to slice thin slices of fish for sushi and sashimi, and is among the most essential of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs. 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 Yanagi Kiritsuke is relatively heavier with a with a blade that is wider and a spine that is thicker. The sword tip also helps balance the weight of the knife. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional. To be had in 10.5″(270mm) and 11.7(330mm), with a limited lifetime warranty.
Even supposing traditional Japanese carbon steel knives aren’t stainless, with proper care they are able to provide years of enjoyment. Keeping dry in between usage, and applying “Tsubaki Oil”(as included) before storage will keep your knife in tip top shape.
Grade: Honyaki Mirror-Finished / Knife Type: Yanagi (Sushi Sashimi Chef) Knife
Steel Type: Shiroko (White#2) High Carbon Steel
Blade: Single-Edged/ Blade Length: 11.8″ (300mm)
BOLSTER: Water Buffalo Horn (BOLSTER COLOR -VARIES) / Maintain Material: Octagonal Ebony
Hardness Rockwell C scale: 65 / Saya Cover : Included