ARITSUGU Yanagiba Knife 9 1/2inch (240mm) blue II steel blade
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ARITSUGU Yanagiba Knife 9 1/2inch (240mm) blade with Magnolia Wood Cover
400 years of family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils. Since 1560, 18 generations of the Aritsugu family have 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 bought at Tokyo Aritsugu. Located on Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, well-known as the world biggest fish market. Aritsugu provides top chefs in Japan hand crafted knives and cooking utensils, especially those knives used preparing traditional Japanese cuisine.
Blade Length; 9 1/2 inch (240mm) Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm) Total Length; 15 1/4 inch (385mm) Knife weight ; 5.4oz. The heel part of the spine width is 4mm(3/16 inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster. BLADE; Hongasumi style blade which is harder steel blade on the blade of the edge and entire flat concave side, and soft iron on the bevel side of the body. Those different steel and iron combinations make 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 Ao II ko(Blue II steel) which is very suitable for Japanese chef knives. It is very hard steel and retains sharp edge longer. Ao II Ko Steel is added chrome and tungsten to Shiro II Ko steel. It makes it occur endurance on the steel.