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. White Steel #2 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62 to 63, is forged with iron to create beautiful mist patterns, and an emphasis is placed on refined forging and polishing with the highest attention to detail.
Our Yoshihiro Hongasumi knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Rosewood handle affixed with an Ebony bolster, and a protective wooden sheath called a Saya is included.
The Takobiki is a long slicing knife that was designed to slice paper thin slices of fish for sashimi and its blunt sharp tip is useful for cutting the long tentacles of the octopus. The Takobiki is longer and thinner than a Yanagi and can slice through an ingredient in long uninterrupted strokes, preserving its integrity and freshness.