“Stylish” and “Practical” were the design concepts behind these sensational new Kanetsugu Hyrbrid Wa Bocho knives. Each blade is a solid piece of rust-resistant High Carbon Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless Steel (HRc. 57) and their stylish handles use modern materials and technology to ensure that they provide a secure and comfortable grip, are easy to maintain and are durable. Recommended for Home Sushi Chefs and first-time buyers of Japanese Traditional-style knives.
Yanagiba knives are primarily used to slice boneless fish fillets for Sashimi and Sushi dishes, but they can also be used to fillet small to medium-sized fish and are often used for skinning fish. The narrow blade and relatively acute edge angle of the Yanagiba are features which greatly reduce the effort required to cut through ingredients. As with the Sujihiki, the long blade allows the fish to be cut in one single drawing motion, from heel to tip.
The combination of cutting technique, acute blade angle, and sharp edge result in very little cellular damage in the cut surface. This is particularly important for dishes where the fish is eaten raw, because it helps to preserve the original flavor and texture of the fish.
Knife Model: Kanetsugu Hybrid Wa Bocho Series Yanagiba
Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 57
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: ABS resin bolster/butt-end and silver anodized aluminum handle
Saya Included: No.
| Yanagiba 210mm (8.2")|
Total Length: 340mm
Total Weight: 144g
| Yanagiba 240mm (9.4")|
Total Length: 375mm
Total Weight: 168g
| Yanagiba 270mm (10.6")|
Total Length: 405mm
Total Weight: 185g
Sorry. This knife is not available for left handed version.
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This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
Unique handle (love it heptagonal handle). Easy to sharp. May not sharp like a blue steel but good enough for every day use and very easy to maintain.
Love this knife! I bought it as a gift for my husband specifically to prep fish. It slices and cuts with precision and the handle is nicely balanced. I would definitely recommend this knife. Shipping was fast too!
Wonderful experience and I will come back
It is very high quality knife, with attention to details. As I was expected pure Japanese quality. I made already different type of dishes, including maki roll varieties and it was very nice experience. German knifes cannot compete, it is particular quality. I fully recommend this online shop and Koki Iwahara san.
I've not used the knife yet, but I can say it's beautiful to look at. When you see something online that's aesthetically pleasing to the eye you may wonder whether it will look the same when you have it in front of you. Well, in the case of this knife it certainly does maintain its beautiful appearance when you open the box.