VG-10 Hongasumi Yanagiba Knife
Stainless Steel forge welded Japanese Sushi Knife
VG10 kitchen knife made in Sakai Japan
Yanagiba Sashimi Knife
240mm-330mm Yanagi Knife
Magnolia Octagonal Handle
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VG-10 Stainless Steel Hongasumi Yanagiba Knife

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  • Japanese VG-10 Stainless Steel blade, renowned for sharpness and ease of maintenance.
  • Hongasumi, forge welded improving strength and edge quality.
Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1sv-240 230 380 135
1sv-270 260 410 170
1sv-300 290 450 190
1sv-330 320 485 220
Blade Material Name Handle
Single Edged

Single Edged

VG-10 Magnolia Octagonal 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.


Stainless Steel

VG10 is one of the most popular stainless steels on the market today. It has very few impurities and maintains a good hardness with the added benefit of being easy to sharpen and rust resistent.

Magnolia Octagonal Handle

Our Magnolia wood handles are made from natural Magnolia and Buffalo Horn ( Ethically sourced Horn ).The Magnolia and Buffalo Horn are fitted tightly together then shaped and polished in the traditional octagonal style to not only look beautiful, but also feel comfortable in the hand.

Forge Welded

Forging Process

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.

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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.


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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