The perfect choice for someone looking for a traditional carbon steel real Japanese Yanagiba in a professional or "serious enthusiast" 240mm length (a great length for home users and hobbyists), with all the hallmarks of a classic, but without breaking the bank. A great tool for the working chef or serious enthusiast or collector. This model features a core of Hitachi Yasugi-works white-2 carbon steel (NOT stainless) for spectacular performance, and this core is clad in absolutely stunning 16-layer iron/steel layered ("Damascus") metal for strength and beauty. Forged and finished by hand in Japan with expert precision by life-long craftsmen. 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 carbon steel core, 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.
ONLY FOR RIGHT HAND USE.