Sakai Kikumori Tokusei 270mm Yanagi - Left Handed
*Note* This knife is sharpened for left hand use!
Yanagi are single bevel (for right or left handed) slicing knives for sashimi and other boneless and soft proteins and vegetables. Sakai Kikumori’s Tokusei series are hand forged by craftsmen in Sakai city. They are professional level workhorses, made with high grade carbon steel, easy to sharpen and have good edge retention.
Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.
**Extra care is required with carbon steel. No soaking or dishwashers! Dry well in between uses to avoid rust. Blade will develop a patina (discoloration) with normal use.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.
Blade Material: Shirogami #2 carbon steel with iron cladding
Handle Material: Magnolia wood with buffalo horn ferrule
Hardness: 62-63 HRC
Blade Length: 10.3" (262mm)
Overall Length: 16.25" (415mm)
Height at Heel: 1.3" (34mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .15" (3.8mm)
Weight: 6.7 oz (192 grams)