Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included
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Ichimonji White Steel #1 Montanren Yanagiba Knife (Mirror Finish) with Nickel Silver and Ebony Handle, Black Urushi Saya included

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What is Montanren?

Montanren refers to the wavy pattern on the back side of the blade, where the boundary between soft iron and steel is wavy like the blade pattern of a Japanese sword. This requires a high level of skill, and there are only a limited number of craftsmen in Sakai who are able to do this.


White Steel #1 Montanren Series

White Steel #1 Montanren Series

White Steel #1 (Shirogami #1) is the closest steel to tamahagane used in swords and is ideal for blades with high carbon content and few impurities.

Because of this, heat treatment in the Hizukuri process (Heating and Hammering to make the final shape of the knives) is extremely difficult, and there are only a limited number of craftsmen in Sakai who can forge this steel.
At Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide, the sharpness, which is the greatest feature of White Steel #1, is maximized by the best craftsmen’s Hizukuri Process. The blade is made with excellent forging technology to create a tenacious blade that is easy to sharpen while providing a long-lasting cutting edge.

These knives are filled with the essence of Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide, who always place importance on sharpness.


Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1s1ch-300 290 440 250
Blade Material Name Handle
Single Edged

Single Edged

White Steel #1 Crafted Ebony Handle

Yanagiba (Sashimi Knife)

Yanagiba knives are mainly used for cutting Sashimi. The sharpness and edge geometry is of the utmost important with a Yanagiba, as a dull knife will damage the delicate fibres of the fish. The blade is long, slender, thin and sharp for cutting sashimi in one stroke. In addition to cutting sashimi, this knife is also used for pulling the skin. Professionals use long Yanagiba knives with blades around 300mm. For home use, Yanagiba knives with a blade of around 210mm are popular.

White Steel #1

Carbon Steel

White Steel #1 is the closest to traditional Japanese Tamahagane steel. It is extremely pure, with a very high carbon content allowing for maximum edge retention.
White Steel#1 is a higher Carbon content version of White Steel#2, making the steel harder and better at cutting, but also more difficult to sharpen.
This is the steel type most often recommended at Sakai Ichimonji for those seeking the ultimate edge and sharpness.



*NOTE: Carbon Steel is susceptible to rust if it is not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly during use and after use.

Crafted Ebony Handle

Handle

This handle is made from a combination of Ebony Wood and Nickel Silver. Each pieces is cut, combined and shaped by hand. The final result is beautiful handles with unique contrast.

Mirror Finish

Finishing Process
A mirror finish is an additional step to the final polishing process, which makes the final blade finish mirror-like. This also has the added benefit of helping to improve corrosion resistance.

Optional Engraving

Optional Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here

A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.

Precautions

After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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