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Masamoto Shiro-ko Hongasumi Lacewood Handle Yanagi

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Size: 300 mm
Description: Korin is proud to announce the newest addition to our coveted collection of knives. Available exclusively at Korin, these knives have all of the great qualities characteristic of the Masamoto yanagi and sport distinctive exotic hardwood handles. A must-have for the serious collector, the beautiful and unique wooden handles are a stunning complement to the fine craftsmanship of their hongasumi blades.

Lacewood is immediately recognizable for its luxurious grain pattern that resembles fine lace. Prized for its use in making instruments, luxury car parts and furniture, this elegant wood is known for the high level of stabilization after drying, making it ideal for knife-crafting. The interlocking pattern and delicate pink and honeyed hues make this one of our most sought-after collector’s pieces.

Featuring the legendary sharpness of shiro-ko (white) steel, the yanagi is used to slice boneless fish fillets for sushi and sashimi. The yanagi originated in the Kansai (Osaka) region, its graceful, thin blade cutting beautiful clean slices with a single elegant, drawing stroke.

Style: Yanagi
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel Material: White Steel #2
Classification: Hongasumi
Saya Cover: Magnolia Wooden Cover Included
Knife Bevel: Single Sided
Handle Material: Lacewood
Bolster Material: Water Buffalo Horn (Bolsters are made from natural horn therefore colors may vary)
HRC: 62 - 63

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For Left-Handed Customer

  • Left-handed blades must be special ordered from Japan,and will cost 50% more than the right-handed blades. Due to how each traditional Japanese knife is handmade by right handed craftsmen,it will take 4 to 6 weeks to forge and deliver.

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