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Hideo Kitaoka resides in Takefu where he makes these gorgeous knives at Takefu knife village.
Creating this high rockwell using VG-10 takes a long time to master.
We are proud and honoured to have a few of his pieces here for Toronto and world to marvel at.
The 240mm Yanagiba is a funny knife. Great for sashimi and slicing raw protein of course, but small enough to be a service knife. Personally i love this length for busy kitchens over the normal 300mm sushi-ya style.
|Blade||240mm / Right Handed Damascus|
|Steel||VG-10 Black / Nickel clad|
|HRC||62 - 63|
|Handle||135mm Octagonal Rosewood|