Gyuto knife, Shirogami 2, nashiji finish (ebony handle) - Yoshikane
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Kazuomi Yamamoto is a 4th generation blacksmith working under the Yoshikane name. The forge is over 100 years old and are renown for the heat treatment and the ability to bring out the finest qualities in all steels.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: Shirogami (white) 2 steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. This steel is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives.
FINISH: Nashiji or pear skin finish. This matt and mottled finish helps with food release and looks very rustic.
HANDLE: Octagonal ebony handle with a white buffalo ferrule.
LENGTH: 210mm or 240mm in length
MAKER: Yoshikane - Sanjo, Japan
BEST FOR: Those wanting the performance of carbon steel but with the ease of use of stainless steel.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "After we met Kazuomi Yamamoto, having his knives in our shop is a real treat."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.