With the over 80 years of knife making history and specialized technical experience, Sukenari is very enthusiastic about producing knives which take advantage of the new generation of stainless cutlery steels and high performance tool steels.
Sukenari selected VG-10 stainless steel as the blade steel because, in addition to being very corrosion-resistant, this high performance cutlery steel offers edge sharpness and edge retention comparable to high carbon steel knives.
This knife comes with octagonal magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule, and also includes a matching magnolia wooden Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.
This laminated knife has a cutting edge of VG-10 (HRc. 61 to 62) that is welded forged with soft stainless steel for increased toughness and ease of re-sharpening.
The blade heel and spine are finely hand polished for a comfortable and secure grip; the blade is finely sharpened and shiny, just waiting to be used by its new owner.
Sukenari VG-10 Hon Kasumi series knife is fitted with select quality Octagon Shaped magnolia wood handles that have water buffalo horn ferrules / collars. They are very comfortable and provide a secure grip.
The Kirisuke Yanagiba has a very similar blade profile to the ‘regular’ Yanagiba, but it has what is commonly known as a 'reverse tanto' tip, or ‘clipped point’, which is very useful for precision cutting. Apart from this difference, the Kirisuke Yanagiba functions in the same way as the ‘plain' Yanagiba or the Takohiki.
Knife Model: Sukenari Hon Kasumi VG-10 Series Kiritsuke-Yanagiba
Blade Material: VG-10
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 61 to 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Kiritsuke Yanagiba 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 263mm
Kiritsuke Yanagiba 300mm (11.8")
Cutting edge length: 295mm
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 knives 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.