Hitohira FJ VG-1 Yanagiba 270mm Pakka Handle
The FJ line is known for consistently impressing customers with exceptional performance at an affordable price point. We love this line of blade for its quality ura-sharpening and finish, shown in the exceptionally thin, consistent silhouette along the edge and the spine. This detail exemplifies the skill of the craftsmen/sharpener, as it is not an easy feat to pull this off on a mono-steel stainless blade. However, this painstaking work is done so that the users will find it very easy to sharpen. Furthermore, a notched choil allows for comfortable grip, a great detail also difficult to find in stainless steel single bevel blades.
The FJ VG-1 line of single bevel knives are known for being highly efficient and durable workhorse knives. Ideal for first time owners of single bevel knives who want a high performance blade without the maintenance hassle associated with carbon steel. The Pakka handle creates a heavier feel in the hand, resulting in a more stable feel for those more acquainted with Western-style handles.
A Yanagiba is a traditional Japanese fish slicing blade that is single-sided (bevelled), often simply referred to as a “sushi knife.” These slicers may not be as versatile as its double-sided cousin, Sujihiki, but when it comes to pure slicing tasks of boneless protein (and not just fish), a well-sharpened Yanagiba is unmatched in performance. It is a great addition for any cooks working with sashimi and other delicate, raw seafoods.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono VG-1
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 397mm
Edge Length: 264mm
Handle to Tip Length: 270mm
Blade Height: 34mm
Handle Length: 127mm
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed