ARITSUGU Aoko Yanagiba 300mm Blade w/ Rose Wood Handle

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ARITSUGU Yanagiba Knife 11 3/4inch (300mm) blade W/ Rose wood Handle and Magnolia Wooden Cover

400 year old family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils. Since 1560, 18 generations of the Aritsugu family has 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, where is well-known as world biggest fish market. Aritsugu provides top chefs in Japan hand crafted knives and cooking utensils, especially they are used in preparing traditional Japanese cuisine.

Masamoto knives are used by Japanese professional chefs very well: however, Aritsugu knives are also the one of the knives brands used by Japanese professional chefs as well.

Blade Length; 11 3/4inch (300cm) Handle Length; 5 3/4 inch (14.5cm) Total Length; 18 inch (45.5cm) Knife weight is 8.2oz. The end part of the back width is 4mm(3/16h) wide.

HANDLE; Rose wood with Water Buffalo horn bolster. WOODEN COVER: Magnolia Wooden Cover with a pin BLADE; Hongasumi style blade which is harder steel blade on the blade of the edge and softer steel on the body of the blade. Those different steel 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 hold on the edge very hard. Ao II Ko Steel is added chrome and tungsten to Shiro II Ko steel. It makes it occur endurance on the steel and give it anticorrosive.