An excellent choice for the sushi hobbyist or for someone who wants to try a real traditional Japanese knife. The unique thing about this Syefu line is that instead of a white or blue carbon steel cutting edge (the core), it uses the unique Silver-3 steel from the same Hitachi Yasuki works. This steel is very hard and tough and yet is very stain resistant (not quite "stainless steel", but nearly so). So if you're curious about this steel (not many people use it) or if you're simply interested in a yanagi with most of the properties of a carbon steel knife but with stain-resistant qualities, this is for you! The perfect choice for someone looking for a traditional real Japanese Yanagiba made in the traditional manner, but in a more manageable 240mm length (great for home use or in cramped kitchens). This is a beautiful and high quality pro-grade knife. Hand-crafted with expert precision by hand at the Takayuki forge. This is a great opportunity to get a REAL Japanese knife handmade by real Japanese master craftsmen -- these are NOT assembly-line factory made knives! Own a piece of history as this ancient art is slowly becoming lost to robots and factories and cheap/low-end assembly and materials. Features a real wooden handle, and a beautiful natural horn bolster.
Note: the colour of the horn bolster may vary from the photo... it's a natural material with variations from dark to light, and with varying levels of colours and patterns sometimes even within the same piece.
Only for right-hand use.
Comes packed in a nice box.