Yanagiba translates to Willow Leaf. This is the most popular shape of knife used in sushi restaurants the world over. This classic Japanese single sided knife is unsurpassed at cutting the finest slices of food. Generally used for filleting fish this knife makes a wonderful carving blade for wafer thin slices of meat. With its one-sided edge this traditional Japanese knife is designed to cut very fine slices without affecting the shape of any food being cut.
The 15314 are 240mm (~9 ½") in length. The length of this blade allows it to undertake the most demanding tasks without effort. If preparing sushi or sashimi is your objective then there is no finer blade, it will slice through the crispest Nori sheet with intense delicacy and slice through the flakiest fish without disturbing the grain pattern. The narrow blade glides through the most difficult to cut food as if it were butter. The sharpness allows the user to work at extreme speed and still have absolute control. It is the perfect length for carving large pieces of meat as well as producing the finest slices of smoked salmon.
Please note that as result of the tremendous amount of publicity and accolades that have been granted the New Tradition Collection there are several copies now on the market. It should be remembered that with its single sided edge, for ease of maintenance, this style of knife should always be constructed from High Carbon Steel NEVER Stainless Steel. If you are seeking the best, then like all JKC New Tradition knives, it should be layered with soft stainless steel for weight, strength and shock absorption.
This knife comes with a beautiful custom made wooden sheath for ultimate protection.
Blade construction - Fully forged. High Carbon Stainless Steel layered with Soft Stainless Steel.
Handle construction - Traditional Hoe wood, simulated horn collar.
Cleaning - NOT RECOMMENDED for Dishwasher. Hand wash - mild detergent.
Sharpening - JKC KC 110 Single Sided Water Wheel Sharpener or JKC Whetstone Kit.
Storage - In the wooden sheath / in the packaging box / separate area in knife drawer / magnetic knife bar.
Blade length - 240mm (~9 ½").
Country of Origin - Japan.
SPECIAL NOTES: This knife should not be used for ANY kind of twisting or prising. Do not use on bone or frozen foods.