Korin Stain Resistant Yanagi

$229.00
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SKU: HKR-8AYA-270
Size: 10.5" (270 mm)
Out of Stock Until: End of September (Payment billed when shipped)

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Features

Style:Yanagi

Steel Type:Stain-Resistant Steel

Steel Material:AUS-8

Classification:-

Saya Cover:Not Included

Knife Bevel:Single Sided

Handle Material:Magnolia Wood

Bolster Material:Water Buffalo Horn (Bolsters are made from natural horn therefore colors may vary)

HRC:59 - 60

About Korin 8A 
Korin’s traditional Japanese 8A knives are made of 8A Austrian stain resistant steel and a magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn bolster. The 8A steel is a high quality steel with rust-resistant properties, making it ideal for busy chefs and beginners. They are easier to maintain than carbon steel knives and have a longer edge retention. 
About Korin 
Drawing from a tradition of Japanese craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, the collections at Korin showcase exceptional sharpness and time-tested durability. We are dedicated to bringing the highest quality Japanese knives to your kitchen, so you can experience the unparalleled quality of Japanese craftsmanship in your home or restaurant.
Purpose of Yanagi 
The yanagi is used to slice boneless fish fillets into sashimi and toppings for sushi. The graceful, long and thin blade is designed to cut slices in one drawing stroke, which applies minimal pressure on the flesh of the fish to avoid stress and cell destruction. Different cutting techniques are used with the yanagi to enhance the aesthetics and the flavors of the fish. There are several variations of fish slicers that are all used in different situations and regions, however the yanagi style is the most widely used. Originated in Kansai (Osaka) region.
Left-handed knives are not available for this line.

General knife care tips and warnings

  • Never wash knives in the dishwasher
  • Stain-resistant knives are not stainless.
  • Improper care will result in rusting and chipping.
  • Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting.
  • Western style knives sold at KORIN have significantly thinner blades than typical Western knives. Use of honing steels or sharpening machines may result in chipping.
  • We advice all customers to always use sharpening stones to sharpen or hone knives.

For more information, please check our pages on different types of sharpening stones or sharpening tips.