The Yoshihiro Hongasumi VG-10 Yanagi Sashimi Japanese Knife is designed specifically for sashimi and sushi chefs. With its single-edged blade, this chef’s knife, made of VG-10, thinly slices through the skin and flesh of a fish with ease and without compromising the taste and quality of the structure-unlike other knives which can damage the cell walls and alter the feel and taste. Traditional yanagi knives leave the fish smooth, shiny, and fresh. A Hongasumi knife, this knife is a higher-quality kasumi knife-or a knife that used to be forged by layering softer steel over a hard steel core. The hard steel of the VG-10 allows for a superior sharpness and edge retention whilst the softer, surrounding steel adds durability.
Hand crafted in Japan with traditional techniques, the Yoshihiro Hongasumi VG-10 Yanagi Sashimi Japanese Knife has an absolutely flat ground on front (shinogi), and a concave ground (urasuki) with a flat rim (uraoshi) at the back. As traditional Japanese knives and cutlery value sharpness, the hardness of the VG-10 stainless steel lets these tradesmen create a thin, sharp cutting edge at the blade. With its handmade Ebony Care for,this knife is light and well balanced. This knife comes with double Rosewood bolster, and a lacquered magnolia wood saya cover, which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor.
Our Special Forged IGA-HIRO Series is commissioned by Forging Master Hiro and Sharpening Master Iga as a special collaboration effort resulting in a VG-10 Knife that may be exceptional in quality. The end result of their collaboration, this Special Forged VG-10 Yanagi is actually the most productive of the most productive among other VG-10 Yanagis in the case of its fit, finish, and heat remedy.
Grade: Hongasumi VG-10/ Knife Type: Yanagi (Sushi Sashimi)Knife
Steel Type: VG-10 Stainless Steel (Stainless Steel)
Blade: Single-Edged / Blade Length: 9.5″(240mm), 10.5″(270mm), 11.8″ (300mm), 13″(330mm)
Care for Material: Premium Ebony / Bolster Material :Double Rosewood
Hardness Rockwell C scale: 63 / Country of Origin: JAPAN