Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa
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Kirameki White Steel #2 Mizuyaki Honyaki Sakimaru Yanagiba Knife - Made by Nakagawa

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Sashimi Knife with Saka-choji pattern by Satoshi Nakagawa

This is a Hon-yaki kitchen knife made of White Steel #2, a standard high carbon steel for knife.

Hon-yaki is the highest peak of Japanese kitchen knives forged only with high carbon steel, and is characterized by sharpness and good edge retention.

This knife is made by a leading blacksmith in Sakai, Mr. Satoshi Nakagawa, who has incorporated the Saka-choji pattern seen in Bizen Yoshioka Ichimonji's samurai sword into the Mizuhon-yaki process.

Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide is the only company in western Japan that this item.

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1nks2-300 290 450 260
1nks2-330 320 480 310
Blade Material Name Handle
Single Edged

Single Edged

White Steel #2 Octagonal Ebony

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 #2

Carbon Steel

White steel #2 is the standard steel for Japanese kitchen knives and is most commonly used by professionals. It's a high purity steel,characterized by its sharpness and cutting performance.
In comparison to White Steel #1, White Steel #2 is softer so it is slightly more durable and less likely to chip.
This is the first series of knives that professional chefs and those who want to use a slightly better knife for home use often have.



*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.

Ebony octagonal handle

Handle

Ebony octagonal handle
We use an ebony handle that brings high durability and balance to the knives.
Because of its beauty and robustness and the difficulty of processing
It is popular as the most exclusive wood and is used in Buddhist altars.
The unique grain of the wood will naturally become more comfortable in your hand as you use it.

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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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