Korin White #3 Kasumi Yanagi
About Korin Shiro-ko Kasumi
Korin Shiro-ko Kasumi knives are handcrafted in Japan from a combination of white #3 carbon steel and soft iron steel. White steel has a good balance between sharpness and sharpening. The knives are equipped with a magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn bolster. This professional grade line is highly recommended for chef's interested in their first Japanese traditional knife or beginners.
Purpose of YanagiThe 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.