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Medium Yanagiba

Handcrafted Japanese Yanagiba

Blade: Single-edged 

Steel: SK5

HRC: 58

Size: Blade length 210mm. Total length 340mm. Width 32mm. Width of handle 20mm. Weight 109g.

Maker: Misuzu in Hyogo, Japan

Purpose: Meat and fish. 

Function: Slicing.

Yanagiba is a single blade, slicing knife suitable for meat and fish. Most popular for Sushi.

The angle of the blade helps with slicing the fish, and the flat surface (slightly arching) slides against the bone for a flawless and smooth fillet.

Knife handle is made with magnolia wood and finished with a natural lacquer of ‘Urushi’. Urushi is a natural tree sap that forms a transparent coating to protect and beautifully enhance traditional Japanese woodwork. It provides water-resistance and an antibacterial effect to keep your handle safe and durable. This knife is suitable for right-handed users. Left handed deba knife can be ordered, however it will be a custom made order which will take 2-3 months.  

Handcrafted in Ono, Hyogo, Japan. This region is one of last of Japan where craftsman are still making knives with traditional knife making skills and practices. Each craftsman works collaboratively to ensure the tradition is kept alive and passed onto the next generation. We are proud to support this community.

Knife care: Please wash and dry the knife straight after use and never put it in dishwasher. Heating the blades will cause stretching and is detrimental to the quality. Please store in a dry and cool spot. We can sharpen your knife whenever needed :)

Also available in small and large sizes. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions.