Over 80 years of experience in knife making and knowledge of ancient forging techniques have enabled Sukenari to create fine masterpieces with special steels “Super X”
Super X is a new generation of special Powdered Powdered Steel HRC64 to 65.
The Super X cutting edge is forge-welded with soft stainless steel for improved toughness and ease of maintenance.
Finely mirror polished, Super X Yanagiba knife (HRC66) is beautifully hand sharpened using a complex hand sharpening process that uses water-cooled grinding wheels. This is one of the most important handcrafting processes, as it allows Sukenari to make knives that possess excellent blade geometry and cutting performance.
Sukenari Super X Yanagiba knife is fitted with a unique natural wooden texture of octagonal Bocote wood handle, which has a buffalo horn ferrule. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching Black Lacquered wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin.
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.
SX-1B Yanagiba 240mm comes with Magnolia Wooden Saya
SX-3B Yanagiba 300mm comes with Black Lacquered Wooden Saya
Knife Model: Sukenari Super X Yanagiba
Blade Material: Super X Powdered High Speed Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 66
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Bocote Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Yanagiba 240mm (9.4")
| Yanagiba 300mm (11.8")|
Cutting edge length: 295mm
Total Length: 415mm
Blade Thickness: 3.8mm
Blade Width: 33mm
Handle Length: 146mm
Total Weight: 224g
Sorry. This knife is not available for left handed version.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.