Our Yoshihiro Kasumi knives are incomparable in their craftsmanship and performance. Yoshihiro Kasumi knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Rosewood (Round) handle affixed with a rosewood bolster, and a protective wooden sheath called a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use.
The Yoshihiro Kasumi White Steel Yanagi Sashimi Japanese Knife is designed for sushi and sashimi chefs. With its single-edged blade, this chef’s knife, made of white steel, thinly slices through the skin and flesh of a fish with ease and without compromising the taste and quality of the structure unlike other knives which can damage the cell walls and alter the feel and taste. Traditional yanagi knives leave the fish smooth, shiny, and fresh. In traditional Kasumi craftsmanship, this knife was forged by layering softer steel over a hard steel core. The core, made of high carbon white steel #2 allows for superior sharpness and edge retention while the softer iron forged around it adds durability.
The Deba knife is a heavy knife that was made to filet and butcher whole fish. The heft of the Deba knife allows it to cut through the heads and bones of a fish, and its smaller pointed tip filets the flesh from the bones. The Deba knife can used be for chicken and meat but is not recommended for cutting through large bones. The Deba knife is one of the most essential of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.
One of the most sought after of knives and fast becoming a new essential companion to the popular chefs knife is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife known as the Edo Usuba. The Edo Usuba is reminiscent of a small cleaver and has a blunt tip that comes in handy for such things as cutting the eye out of a potato. This knife is cherished for its ability to chop through root vegetables to thinly slicing delicate tomatoes. From prepping greens for a salad to chopping vegetables for a main dish, the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.