Tanaka Yanagiba Silver Buffalo 270mm (10.6")
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Tanaka Yanagiba Silver in 270mm (10.6") blade length is a traditional Japanese knife. Due to its long and thin blade, it is mainly used for cutting thin slices of raw fish (ideal for sushi lovers), and also for cutting large pieces of meat (eg steaks).
The knife is chisel ground (single bevel) and is suitable only for right-handed users. The blade is forged in Ginsan steel, also known as Hitachi's Silver 3 steel, hardened to around 61 HRC. Due to its high content of Chromium (Cr), Ginsan steel will resist corrosion very well.
This knife was fitted a large, D-shape, traditional Japanese wooden handle, made of magnolia wood with a Buffalo horn ferrule.
The remarkable performance of kitchen knives may well be a synonym for Shigeki Tanaka. This young skilled craftsman that can boast with his radical design and mastery makes knives that are beloved by people all over the world. Shigeki Tanaka is the fourth generation blacksmith. Due to his excellent knife-making skills, Shigeki Tanaka is one of the most recognizable blacksmiths in the city of Miki.
|Steel type:||Ginsan (Silver III)|
|Hardness (HRC scale):||61-62|
|Overall length:||410mm (16.1")|
|Blade length:||270mm (10.6")|
|Spine thickness:||3.3mm (0.12")|
|Weight:||155g (5.4 oz)|
|Handle length:||140mm (5.5")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Magnolia|
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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