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Takeshi Saji


Takeshi Saji Gingami No.3 Wa Bocho Series Yanagiba (240mm and 300mm, 3 Sizes, Stag Handle)

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At the first glance, you might think that the unfamiliar features of these Japanese traditional-style knife will mean that it is not suitable for use in your kitchen. However, Master Saji has made no compromises in the cutting performance or functionality of this unconventional looking knife.

The blade is made of Hitachi Gingami No.3 stainless steel, which is highly regarded for its edge sharpness and edge retention, in addition to its strong resistance to corrosion and low maintenance requirements.

To ensure that the stag antler handle is comfortable and secure to grip, Master Saji carefully selected the material for each handle and checked the consistency of its diameter and overall shape.

The Yanagiba is primarily used to slice boneless fish fillets for Sashimi and Sushi dishes, but it can also be used to fillet small to medium-sized fish, and is 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: Takeshi Saji Gingami No.3 Yanagiba

Blade Material: Gingami No.3

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58 to 59

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge

Handle Material: Stag Handle with Brass Ring

Saya Included: No. 

 

Yanagiba 240mm (9.4") 
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 3.6mm
Total Weight: 181g
Yanagiba 270mm (10.6")
Total Length: 415mm
Blade Thickness: 4mm
Total Weight: 242g
Yanagiba 300mm (11.8") 
Total Length: 450mm
Blade Thickness: 4mm
Total Weight: 256g

 

 

 

Sorry. This knife is not available for left handed version.

We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knives can be your special cooking partner for long time.

Important

This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.

  • Before starting to use the knife, please wash it with water for cleaning up.
  • Please do not put this knife in the dishwasher, please hand wash.
  • Please do not leave this knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash it and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. (Includes bolster and handle part)
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, hard foods such as lobster and crab which have hard surface.
  • We recommend re-sharpening the knife using Japanese whetstones, when it gets dull.
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    06/22/2021
    Al
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product
    excellent customer service

    I received the shipping notice very shortly after I placed my order. The tracking updates were very frequent and my knife arrived sooner than expected. My knife was thoughtfully packed and was exactly what was shown on the web site. I will definitely buy another knife from japanesechefsknife.com

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    04/21/2021
    Pongwarin R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    I love this knife

    It's just perfect. Well balanced. Good edge retention and easy to sharp and maintain.

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    05/19/2020
    Andy C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Perfect fit

    One of my favorite knives. I had a few doubts on the handle but decided to get it even if it sat in my collection for the looks, just because the handle is so particular and different. I'll say the handle fits in my hand better than any other knife I have. Great knife for collection and/or use. No regrets and very happy with it

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    05/06/2020
    dongwoo k.
    South Korea South Korea
    I recommend this product
    this knife is traditional and gorgeous

    low price and high perfomance knife

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    12/12/2019
    Geon H.
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    I recommend this product
    best knife.

    First of all, there was a problem with the delivery, but it was well mollified by JCK's kind reply and apology Secondly, it was Knife that looked and finished very well. Thank you.

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