ARITSUGU Yanagiba 240mm white II steel blade with wood cover

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ARITSUGU Yanagiba 240mm white II steel blade with wood cover

ARITSUGU originally started as Japanese master sword smith, Fujiwara Aritsugu over 400 years ago. Tsukiji Aritsugu established on own business from Kyoto Aritsugu in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in 1917. Aritsugu has family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils to top Japanese chefs for a long time. Aritsugu family has continued to pass along the forging techniques preferred by the imperial family since 1560. It is located on Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, where is well-known as world biggest fish market.

Blade Length; 9 1/2inch (240mm) Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm) Total Length; 15 1/8inch (385mm) Knife weight is 4.8oz. The end part of the back width is 4.5mm(3/16 inch)

HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster. WOOD COVER: Magnolia with a pin BLADE; Hongasumi style blade which is tempered steel blade on the blade of the edge, and entire flat concave back side, and softer steel on the body of the bevel side blade. Those different steel combinations make to be the steel blade edge harder (easier to control heat treat), and easier to sharpen knife and the knife stronger, and make it easier on the processes of knife making.

This knife is called Yanagiba knife which is used for slicing sashimi, peeling vegetables, and cutting most of soft ingredients. The blade is made out of Yasuki Shiro II ko (white II steel) which is very suitable for Japanese chef knives. Shiro II Ko Steel is pure high carbon steel , so it is stain or rust, but if you want very sharp edge, white II steel is the one. To preventing the stain or rust, Japanese chefs use comet cleanser with scrubbing by soft sponge or towel. White II steel forging temperature is very limited like 730 degree Celsius to 760 degree Celsius, so to make white II steel blade knife is not easy as the other steels added other substances like a stainless steel, and it is important to have skillful and experienced blacksmith to get great white II steel blade knife.