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Tosa Tsukasa 135mm 'Yanagiba' - Shirogami 1 - Oak

Tosa Tsukasa 135mm 'Yanagiba' - Shirogami 1 - Oak

Regular price $70.00 USD
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While these are called 'yanagiba', they are more of a thick double bevel utility knife, and would be excellent for butchering and slicing up small meats and fish.

Forged in Tosa, Japan. These rustic handmade knives are a great starting point for anyone wanting to get into sharpening and maintaining their own knives on whetstones. Out of the box, they have 'workhorse' style grinds and fairly rough fit and finish. For some folks, that's fine! They are meant to be affordable tools, and that means some finishing steps that are typically done on higher end cutlery won't be done on these. Regardless, they are forged with top quality Hitachi made Shirogami #1 (White Steel #1), which is a pure carbon steel with a high carbon content, making for an easy to sharpen knife that has great edge life too. They are handled with really nice octagon shaped oak wood handles. In our opinion, this series is a really killer bang for your buck.

Color of handle may vary.

Blade Material: Shirogami #1 carbon steel with soft iron cladding

Handle Material: Oak wood

Blade Length: 5.4" (136mm)

Overall Length: 10.5" (265mm)

Height at Heel: 29mm

Thickness of Spine at Heel: 3.2mm

Weight: 3.4 oz

**Weights and measurements may vary from knife to knife

**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.

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