Migaki Aogami Yanagiba-Kiritsuke, 270mm (10-2/3 in), Left Handed
Product Description for Migaki Aogami Yanagiba-Kiritsuke, 270mm (10-2/3 in), Left Handed
Maker: Hideo Kitaoka (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97847
Blade length: 11.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.30 in.
Total length: 16.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.4 oz.
Blade: Kasumi-yaki blade formed from a migaki jigane and Aogami 2 hagane (Hrc 63-64)
Bolster: Pakka wood
Handle: Makassar ebony
Description: Kiritsuke are one of the few multipurpose traditional Japanese blades and can be used as a yanagi for slicing fish or an usuba for slicing vegetables. This sword-shaped knife features a straighter edge than a yanagi (for easy vegetable slicing) and a longer blade than an usuba (for slicing fish with ease). The user must be highly skilled with traditional Japanese knives and this knife is traditionally used by the executive chef.
This single-bevel knife is handmade by Hideo Kitaoka. The blade features a satin finished (migaki) mild steel jigane forge-welded to high carbon steel (aogami #2) and tempered to Rockwell c63 - 64. Blue steel imparts a tremendously keen, long lasting edge. Because blue steel is a carbon steel, these knives must be dried after use to prevent rust or tarnish.
Traditional Japanese chef's knives differ from European-styled knives in that they are sharpened with a bevel on only one side. The opposite side is slightly hollowed. Because of this, these knives can generally be honed to a sharper edge than can double bevel knives. This knife is built for left-handed use.
The shinogi handle is formed from macassar ebony with a pakka wood ferrule. The blade comes razor sharp.
- Carbon steel damascus "hon kasumi" blade
- Extremely hard cutting edge for long-lasting razor sharp knives
- Single bevel for thin, accurate slicing
- Designed for left-handed use
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