Korin Kochi Traditional Knives are hand crafted by Korin's select blacksmith in partnership with the top sharpener in Sakai City Japan. These knives have an extreme attention to detail that is evident from the first second you pick them up. The heel is completely finished and hand polished to reduce injuries during use. The shinogi line is in the absolute correct place, resulting in a blade that is a dream to sharpen without a lot of preparation. We feel these knives are some of the best we've encountered and are extremely proud to now offer this collection. Blue steel #2 is a mixture of chromium, tungsten, and white steel #2. The addition of chromium and tungsten to white steel gives it added hardness, making it a good compromise for those who want a carbon knife with a longer edge retention.
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.