ARITSUGU Yanagiba Damascus 270mm Blue II steel Blade Knife
About This Item
ARITSUGU Yanagiba Damascus 270mm Blue II steel Blade w/ Magnolia Octagon Shaped Handle and Magnolia Wood Cover ARITSUGU: 400 year old family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils. Since 1560, 18 generations of the Aritsugu family has continued to pass along the forging techniques preferred by the imperial family. It started with Japanese Samurai Sword maker, Master Aritsugu Fujiwara. This knife was acquired at Tokyo Aritsugu. Located on Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, where is well-known as world biggest fish market. Aritsugu provides hand crafted knives and cooking utensils to Top Japanese chefs for a long times.
Blade Length; 10 3/4inch (270mm) Handle Length; 5 5/8 inch (143mm) Total Length; 16 3/8 inch (410mm) Knife weight is 5.8oz. The end part of the spine width; 5mm (3/16 inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster. WOOD COVER: Magnolia Wood Cover with a pin BLADE; Damascus Ao II Ko (Blue II Steel) blade Those layers are constructed by two different steels to pound and turned over so many times.
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 Ao II ko(Blue II steel) which is added on less than 1% of Chrome and Tungsten to white II steel (pure high carbon steel) . It is very hard steel and retains sharp edge very long. Ao II Ko Steel is added chrome and tungsten to Shiro II Ko steel. It makes it easier to success tempering and quenching processes, and it gets endurance and toughness on the steel.