Hitohira Aogami1 Yanagiba 270mm Magnolia Wood Octagonal Handle
The translation of Yanagiba is willow leaf edge referring to the distinctive shape which was developed in the Kansai area of Japan during the Edo period. Hammer forged in Aogami1 clad with soft iron fitted with a Hakkaku Octagonal-shaped magnolia wood handle, this professional quality Sashimi knife is made using traditional methods by skilled artisans. The blade is forged in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, renowned to produce single bevel knives, this series has a polished choil detail to differentiate it from the shirogami series. Aogami steel has better wear resistance than shirogami which translates to longer lasting sharpness although it is more challenging to sharpen.
Edge Geometry: Single- Bevel (for right-handed users)
Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所
Blade Length: 270mm
Total Length: 413mm
Blade Material: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle Material: Magnolia Wood Octagonal Shape/Buffalo Ferrule (Ferrule colour varies and may not match the one pictured)
Saya / Sheath: Not included
Rust Resistant: No
* Please dry thoroughly to avoid rust!!