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Help me choose a good Yanagiba

Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:56 pm

Hello,

I am looking for a excellent knive for sashimi cutting. My main criterium is sharpness and retention, but it also might be a nice looking knive. The price is not so important, and I am always taking good care of my knives. Can you give me your advice?

Best regards,

Joseph

Re: Help me choose a good Yanagiba

Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:58 pm

Hi Joseph,

We will be happy to give you some recommendations. We need a little more info.

Are you right handed?
What size Yanagi did you want? 270mm is the most popular size.
I assume you want a good carbon steel yanagi?
Did you have a general price range? We have a lot with a very wide range.
Do you want a saya with the knife?

Re: Help me choose a good Yanagiba

Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:43 pm

Assuming you're right handed, it doesn't get any more excellent than this:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofuwh1ya30.html

It's easily the most well-made knife I've ever owned. Not to mention White #1 takes on a ridiculous edge. If you're using the knife the way it was intended, retention should not be an issue at all. Go for sharp!

Re: Help me choose a good Yanagiba

Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:07 pm

Barring answers to the questions Mark asked, get a Doi:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/doiblstya30e.html

Never heard anyone complain about a Doi. :)

Re: Help me choose a good Yanagiba

Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:26 pm

Adam Marr wrote:Barring answers to the questions Mark asked, get a Doi:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/doiblstya30e.html

Never heard anyone complain about a Doi. :)


Funny you posted this, I ordered one yesterday. Can't wait to try it out.

Re: Help me choose a good Yanagiba

Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:33 pm

I got one (the Doi) recently as well. I ended up spending a few hours on the stones to flatten out the blade road and it's screaming sharp now. There was more uneveness than I expected...
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