Our Yoshihiro Blue Steel Yanagi is forged from High Carbon Blue Steel #2 with a HRC 63-64, this Hongasumi Yanagi with a traditional single edged grind exhibit a better edge retention and an ability to take on a finer edge than the Kasumi Yanagi made out of White Steel #2. Excellent for intermediate level chefs and comes ready to use out of the box. Magnolia wood sheath, knife oil, and rust eraser included. 100% handcrafted in Japan. Not mass produced.
Our handmade Yoshihiro Hongasumi knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans to create high quality knives that are indispensable in their craftsmanship and performance. Hongasumi translates as true mist and refers to the beautiful mist like patterns on the blade that are formed when Blue Steel #2 (HRC 63-64) is forged with iron. The craftsmen of Yoshihiro devote the highest attention to detail with an emphasis on refined forging and polishing.
Our Yoshihiro Blue Steel Yanagi with Fuki Urushi Lacquered Wooden Handle is part of a limited edition that has been made using the Japanese lacquering technique of Fuki Urushi. The Japanese style handcrafted Magnolia wood handle is lacquered in the traditional art of Fuki Urushi.