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Takeda NAS Yanagiba 270mm

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Specifications

Style: Yanagiba
Blade Length: 276mm
Overall Length: 421mm
Weight: 131g
Blade Height @ Heel: 40mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2mm
Blade Material: Blue Super Core w/Stainless clad
Handle Material: Octagon Stabilized Maple w/Black Pakka Bolster
HRC: ~63-64


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Blade Type

The Yanagiba knife, a staple in traditional Japanese cuisine, is a slender, long-bladed knife primarily used for slicing sashimi and sushi. Its graceful, single-beveled edge guarantees precise, thin cuts, preserving the texture and integrity of the fish. Revered for its sharpness and balance, the Yanagiba is essential for authentic Japanese food preparation.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Super Steel, an elite variant of the "Aogami" series, is a high-carbon steel alloyed with chromium, tungsten, and added vanadium. This composition enhances its wear resistance, edge retention, and overall toughness. It will still rust if left wet for too long, but not as quickly as any of the other carbon steels. Favored in fine knife crafting, Blue Super Steel is renowned for producing exceptionally sharp and durable Japanese knives.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Introducing

Takeda Hamono

Not much needs to be said that the lovers of Takeda Hamono don't know already. Legendary Blacksmith Shosui Takeda works with a small team in Niimi, Japan to craft his masterpieces. Their striking appearance is instantly recognisable, big, tall kurouchi blades, with a very low grind, super light weight, and exceptional performance that have now taken on a cult status among knife lovers around the world. 

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon, semi-stainless steel and will be robust and resistant to rust. While it will not rust quickly like pure carbon, it is still best practice to not leave this knife wet for extended periods as it's stain-less, not stain-none! A light patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will still form over time.

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