Yoshihiro Hayate Suminagashi Blue Steel #1 Yanagi Kiritsuke Sushi Sashimi Japanese Knife Ebony HandleProduct Code: SMYK270EH
Our handmade Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Blue Steel Suminagashi knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, Aoko Blue Steel #1 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64, is forged with iron to create the most elaborate of finishes.
Our Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Blue Steel #1 Suminagashi knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted premium Ebony wood handle of the highest quality affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster, and a protective lacquered wooden sheath called a Saya.
The Lacquered Magnolia Wood Blade Protector is brush coated with a layer of non-toxic lacquer made from organic tree saps in Japan.
Suminagashi translates as floating ink and refers to the beautiful marbled wave like patterns that extend through the blade from the tip to the heel, unveiling a new mosaic with every sharpening. Only the most skilled of artisans can forge together these metals in such complex puzzle piece formations to fashion knives of this caliber with the highest quality, blending aesthetics and performance.
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 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.
||Bolster Material||Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)|
|Stain Resistant||No||Handle Shape||Octagonal|
|Blade Material||Blue Steel #1||Saya Cover||Lacquered Nuri Magnolia|
|Edge Angle||Single Edged|