Our Japanese traditional-style Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan knives are hand forged and hand sharpened by our team of top-ranking forge-smiths, sharpeners and craftsmen in Sakai City, Osaka. We have confidence that these knives will be well received because of the following advantages:
A cutting edge of high carbon Hitachi Gingami No.3 that is welded forged with soft stainless steel for increased toughness and ease of re-sharpening.
Gingami No.3 is a high-grade Japanese stainless cutlery steel for the cutting performance and edge retention similar to high carbon steels, but improved resistance to corrosion.
This knife comes with a comfortable octagonal magnolia wood handle with black water buffalo horn ferrule / bolster, and includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (“Sheath”) -with black pakkawood saya pin- for safekeeping.
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: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Hon Kasumi Series Yanagiba
Blade Material: Gingami No.3
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Yanagiba 240mm (9.4")
Yanagiba 270mm (10.6")
Yanagiba 300mm (11.8")
Cutting edge length: 295mm
Total Length: 455mm
Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 36mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Total Weight: 220g
Japanese Traditional Style “Wa-Bocho” knives generally come with Single bevel edge for right handed use (the opposite side of blade is ground flat with slightly concaved shape). The reverse grinding left handed version is also available at 50% extra of regular price. (Sorry for much extra! Due to a small demand for the left handed version in Japan, it is costly to run a special small production from the beginning step). We try to keep the left handed versions in stock, but once sold out, it may take 30 to 45 days for delivery. Please contact us first for the availability at email.
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 knife can be your special cooking partner for long time.
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.
I bought the left handed version of Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Gingami nº 3 Yanagiba which is special order made, so it takes a few weeks to receive it but it's well worth the wait. The knife is well balanced, cuts extremely well and the handle is very comfortable. Without doubt is the best Yanagiba I have (and I have several)
Have been using this knife for around half a year now and its great for cutting fish for sushi. The weight is just right for a beginner/intermediate sushichef like me and I can see myself using this for a long time. There were no issues sharpening and opening the yanagiba unlike my previous one where it took me a long time just to eventually grive the blade evenly. Would recommend for sure.
Nice gingami knift fast delivery 5 star no complain
This was my second knife from JCK. It came very fast. I am totally satisfy with their service. About knife what I can say...! Its so beautiful on hand and very comfortable. It has a premium look. I have a video about this knife on YouTube. If anyone wish to watch just go to the link below https://youtu.be/hFTTxpKegKQ
Simply redefine your knowledge about sharpness. So easy to handle and wash that you can't be anything but happy after using it.