JAPANESE KNIVES AND KNIFE SHARPENING
Meaning “Willow Leaf” the Yanagiba is a single bevel knife used for slicing fish into sashimi, this is a right handed knife. Another regional version of this knife is the Takohiki 蛸引 or “Octopus puller” which has a square tip.
Kawamura Hamono is a Japanese knife-making company based in Sakai City, Osaka. Founded in 1926 by Kawamura Kanekichi, the company has a rich history of producing high-quality blades. Their brand, Sakai Kikumori, is renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and use of premium materials. Sakai Kikumori knives are highly sought after by professional chefs and knife enthusiasts worldwide for their precision and durability.
This knife is made from carbon steel and will form rust if it is left wet after use.