The Grand Chef Kiritsuke Yanagiba is a durable razor-sharp knife made out of the highest quality stainless steel, Bohler-Uddeholm Swedish Steel. This special steel alloy has very low impurities, is highly rust resistant and offers exceptional sharpness. Its shape comes from a traditional Yanagiba style that cuts effectively for slicing fish and is used to make Sashimi and Sushi.
The Kiritsuke Yanagiba is designed in Japan between a Western chef's knife and Japanese yanagiba, it has a single-edged blade with a Western-style handle, combining both Japanese and Western function and practicality in one knife. Traditionally Japanese knife, Hocho, have been crafted for Japanese cuisine, but in accordance with their thriving popularity, many non-Japanese chefs covet using them in various cuisines. In response to the trend, manufacturers in Japan, strive to make innovative types of knives to meet these global demands. Sakai Takayuki Knives has been cultivated through a long 600-year history. The Kiritsuke Yanagiba by "Sakai Takayuki" is one of the best answers, which skillfully incorporates the beauty of Japanese Hocho and Western Knives.
The long blade is single-edged just like Japanese hocho, while the handle is designed for Western demands. The combination of the blade and handle overcomes the longtime difficult demands of many professional chefs. We highly recommend you to once experience the excellent handling performance and beautility of the Grand Chef Kiritsuke Yanagiba.
*The handle of the Special model is hand-crafted out of desert ironwood, which is water resistant and beautifully grained.