Sakimaru yanagiba, shirogami 2, polished finish - Hatsukokoro


Hatsukokoro have come up with an excellent range of knives here. They are all single bevel Japanese style knives for right handers.

SHAPE: Sakimaru yanagiba. This is very much so like a yanagiba in function but it has a more curved profile and a funky sword like tip. What’s not to like.

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: Polished

HANDLE: Octagonal Teak handle with buffalo horn ferrule 

LENGTH: 270, 300 or 330mm in length.

MAKER: Hatsukokoro

BEST FOR: Single bevel lovers.

SAUNDERS SAYS: "Niche but deeply cool."