“KAGAYAKI Basic Series” knife is made with V-Gold No.1 stainless steel, heat-treated to HRc. 60. This beautiful sparkling blade is meticulously hand finished and their smooth pakkawood handles will fit your hand comfortably. We think that in terms of quality control and cutting performance this knife is a work of art, it will bring joy to home cooks and chefs alike.
Kagayaki Basic Series knives are made by Mr. Gotou’s fine Craftsman Team. For 40 years, it has been Mr. Gotou’s goal to make highly functional blades that have excellent cutting performance, blade geometry, edge sharpness and durability. He has made knives for many famous Japanese retailers and knife companies, and we recommend his knives with confidence.
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 Kagayaki Basic Series Yanagiba
Blade Material: VG-1 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Yanagiba 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 265mm (10.4")
Total Length: 400mm (15.7")
Blade Thickness: 2.5mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 34mm (1.3")
Handle Length: 125mm (4.9")
Total Weight: 200g (7.0oz)
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 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 love this knife.
i never had knife that much sharp this knife sharpness is one of best all my knives
Very impressed as always I don’t think so anyone else can make this knid of knife at this price Very happy Nice finishing from tips to bottom Highly recommended
Excellent quality product
First time buying and using a yanagiba. It makes cutting sashimi and other raw fish a breeze.