Yanagibas are traditionally used for cutting fish and can be used for sashimi and sushi.
This yanagiba is double edged and therefore suitable for right and left handed use.
Featuring a quality handle; solid and weighty with a full tang which is unusual for a Japanese knife but that is why this one is so popular, it brings together the quality and beauty of Japanese steel with a more familiar Western handle. The blade is sharp as you'd expect and simply wonderful to look at. Certainly a pleasure to use or just stare at.
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates. Remember these scores are a reflection of the company these knives keep, all our knives are great (or we wouldn't sell them) but we can't give them all 5/5. A low score doesn't mean it's a poor knife, it just might be out-trumped by one of our other amazing knives.
The technical bits
- Blade length290mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length433mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width3mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height39mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight233 grams
- Blade materialVG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Handle styleWestern
- Tang styleFull
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
A textured yellow box, lined with navy blue card. Each knife is enclosed in a clear plastic cover to keep it protected.
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
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