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Japanese Sushi Knife

Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:46 pm

I was wondering if I could substitute a Japanese sushi knife (yanagiba) for a slicing knife.

Re: Japanese Sushi Knife

Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:53 pm

A true yanagi is a single beveled knife that not good for anything except slicing fish for sashimi or sushi.

A thin slicer can sub for a yanagi, but it doesn't work well the other way around.

Re: Japanese Sushi Knife

Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:47 pm

Yeah, a true yanagi makes a really poor western style slicer.

Re: Japanese Sushi Knife

Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:59 pm

Thanks so much. You answered that for me. I appreciate it.
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