Hideo Kitaoka Blue 2 Kiritsuke Yanagiba 270mm

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ABOUT KITAOKA- Master Hideo Kitaoka is a third generation master blacksmith, and focuses solely on crafting flawless single bevel knives in the Takefu Knife Village. He has worked as a blacksmith for over 30 years, carrying on the knowledge he learnt from his father and great grandfather, also master blacksmiths. These are specialty single bevel right-handed sushi knives, and at 300mm are on the longer side of the sushi knives you can find. The Migaki finish is clean and the choil has the edge taken off.

STEEL BREAKDOWN – Blue Steel is a traditional, high-carbon steel made by Hitachi Metals in Japan. It is the favourite steel of many knife makers and chefs across the world for it’s fantastic edge holding ability, toughness, and ease of sharpening. It contains few stainless elements, and as such will develop a patina, and develop rust spots if left wet after use. It requires a little more care and maintenance than something like VG-10 (Stainless Steel), so consider this when purchasing a Blue Steel knife as your first Japanese knife.


Style: Yanagiba
Blade Length: 270mm
Overall Length: 415mm
Weight: 172g
Blade Height @ Heel: 36mm
Bevel: Single Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 4.2mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 4.2mm
Spine Thickness 1cm from tip: 0.8m
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core Carbon Clad, Migaki Finish
Handle Material: Right Handed D-Shaped Rosewood
HRC: 63-64
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  • 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 guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

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