Our handmade Yoshihiro Blue Steel #1 Suminagashi Yanagi Kiritsuke Sashimi Knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, Blue Steel #1 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64-65, is forged with iron to create the most elaborate of finishes.
With its handmade, Ebony wood with sterling silver ring handle, this knife is light and well balanced. This knife comes with a double water buffalo horn bolster, and a lacquered magnolia wood saya cover, which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor.
The Yanagi Kiritsuke is slightly heavier with a with a blade that is wider and a spine that is thicker. The sword tip helps balance the weight of the knife and is recommended for chefs who are interested in a Yanagi Kiritsuke but have a smaller working space. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.