The Wasabi Black series has its origins in Japanese communal kitchens. Thanks to a successful combination of enduring functionality and sharpness, robust material quality and minimalist design, this series is intended for simple and continuous use. High carbon content 1K6 stainless steel blade. Made in Japan.
"Yanagiba" means, "willow blade." The long, thin, willowy blade with the traditional Japanese single-bevel edge is pulled through the food, reducing loss of the natural juices and creating the cleanest cuts imaginable. The yanagiba is most often used for preparing sashimi, or sliced raw fish, and is excellent for slicing meats and other moist foods as well. The yanagiba is, quite simply, the ideal slicing knife.
All Wasabi blades are made of Daido 1K6 high-carbon stainless steel for superior sharpness and edge retention. The blades are graze-finished for a beautiful, brushed-look. The knife is completed with a smooth, black polypropylene handle, giving it a very contemporary look and feel. The Kai Wasabi knives are provided with a limited warranty from manufacturing defects.