The perfect choice for someone looking for a traditional carbon steel real Japanese Yanagiba in a more manageable 240mm length (great for home use or in cramped kitchens), with all the hallmarks of a classic, but without breaking the bank. A great tool for the working chef or serious enthusiast or collector. Crafted with expert precision by hand by a Japanese forge master and then finished by a finishing master. 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 very hard and high quality white-2 steel (Rockwell hardness "HRC" of at least 60), 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. Again, this is CARBON steel, NOT stainless, so you must know how to care of it and keep it away from acidic foods that can stain or discolour it, and keep it away from excess humidity to avoid rusting. Of course it's for right-hand use only (sharpened only on the right side), and requires good maintenance and care for a lifetime or service. It's not rocket science to care for a knife, but a knife like this, like a high performance sports car, does require more care than your standard German stainless steel and plastic chef's knife! Being made of very hard carbon steel, this knife WILL be more fragile than other knives, especially stainless steel knives, and as such you are responsible for proper knife handling and care -- edge damage is never covered under any warranty.
Note: item/packaging may not be exactly as pictured. Each knife is handmade, and so variations and changes in lettering, handle, and box may occur.