About Suisin Inox Honyaki 本焼 • イノックス
These traditional style Japanese knives are hand forged with Swedish inox steel. They have the sharpness and kirenaga of a traditional honyaki knife. The Inox blades do not absorb food odors and have strong rust-resistant properties. The blades are well balanced, hand finished, and have a steel density that makes for easier sharpening. The octagonal wood handle fits comfortably into the user's hand.
Suisin knives are crafted from the heart. From the initial design to the finished product, knives are repeatedly put to test in professional kitchens before they are released to the public. These knives are the unique by-product of a collaboration between the craftsmen and chefs. Suisin craftsmen are constantly challenging themselves to find new ways to ensure long edge retention and easy maintenance. Their goal is to provide chefs worldwide with the quality and careful craftsmanship that will allow them the precision and control to effortlessly create beautiful food.
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.
No left-handed knives are available for this size.