Our handmade Yoshihiro Honyaki knives are handcrafted with abnormal skill, forged of the very best quality steel according to the traditional methods used in ancient Japanese sword making by our master artisans of incomparable skill, some of which have over 50 years of experience. Honyaki means true forged and represents the highest level in Japanese knives, requiring experienced master knifesmiths, versed in the traditional art of sword making. A single piece of White Steel #2 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64 to 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, blending aesthetics and performance.
Our Yoshihiro Honyaki knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted premium Ebony wood take care of of the very best quality and affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster. This knife comes with a rare artisan crafted Saya, a protective wooden sheath made of premium Ebony wood which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. 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 uniterrupted strokes, preserving its integrity and freshness.
The Yanagi Kiritsuke is relatively heavier with a with a blade that may be wider and a spine that may be thicker. The sword tip helps balance the weight of the knife and is advisable for chefs who are interested in a Yanagi but have a smaller working space. Even the most simple of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that may be as beautiful as it is functional.
Grade: Honyaki Mirror-Finished (Kyoumen Shiage) / Knife Type: Yanagi Kiritsuke (Multipurpose Chef )Knife
Steel Type: Shiroko(White Steel #2) High Carbon Steel
Blade: Single-Edged/ Size :10.5″ (270mm) / Includes Free Tsubaki Knife Oil and Sabitori Rust eraser Knife Care Kit
Bolster Material: Water Buffalo Horn / Saya Cover: Premium Ebony Saya Included
Hardness Rockwell C scale: 64-65