Blue Steel #1 has a higher concentration of Tungsten and Chromium than Blue Steel #2 , resulting in a sharper blade. Many Blue steel knives at Sakai Ichimonji will feature a traditional ""Hamon"" or Wave like pattern defining the harder steel from the softer steel. NOTE* This is a Carbon Steel , which means it is susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly in between use."
|Product number||Actual Blade Length (mm)||Full Length (mm)||Total Weight (g)|
|Blue Steel #1||Urushi Finish Handle|
Yanagiba knives were originally used to cut sashimi in Japan.It is a tool to maximize the texture and flavor of raw fish.The sharpness of the knife is of utmost importance, and this is what makes it different from knives from other regions.Yanagiba knives are mainly used for cutting sashimi.This knife was originally used as a sashimi knife in the Kansai region and is sometimes called a ""Shobu"" because it resembles an Iris' leaf.To cut sashimi in one go, the blade is long and slender, and the edge is thin and sharp .Professionals use knives of around 300mm. For household use, usually around 210mm are used.
Blue Steel #1
Blue Steel #1 has a higher concentration of Tungsten and Chromium than Blue Steel #2 , resulting in a sharper blade.Many Blue steel knives at Sakai Ichimonji will feature a traditional "Hamon" or Wave like pattern defining the harder steel from the softer steel.NOTE* This is a Carbon Steel , which means it is susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly in between use.
Urushi Finish Handle
The entire surface of the handle is covered in traditional Japanese Urushi lacquer and then accented with Kuro-Ro lacquer and reinforced with Brass.This handle is stronger and more resistant to water damage than regular Magnolia handles. These handles are also extremely beautiful.
Forging Process : Forged Welded
A forge welded blade is essentially a blade made of more than one billet of steel. There are many variations of technique and steel combinations. At its most simple, a forge welded blade is two billets of steel heated and hammer together to form one unified piece. The steel will then be shaped by hammer into the desired blade shape. Hardened and tempered, then ground, sharpened and polished.A forge welded blade has higher strength and edge retention than a stamped blade.
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.
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.