Hitohira Togashi White #1 Mizu Honyaki Yanagiba 330mm Ebony Handle (Saya)
Togashi’s smith and sharpener are the duo of Kenji and Kenya, whose selective process of finding suppliers is a testament to their pride and skill. Kenji Togashi-san is one of the few remaining smiths in Sakai who can forge Honyaki blades, a technique referring to differentially tempering blades. This process of creating a hardness gradient in the same steel is notorious for being difficult to master for its metallurgically high stress-inducing quenching process. Togashi-san’s White #1 steel has a reputation for being able to take a super high grit edge very quickly, ideal for people who enjoy testing the boundaries of sharpness.
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
Blacksmith: Togashi Blacksmith 富樫打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel: Honyaki Yasuki White (Shirogami) #1
Handle: Taihei Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 489mm
Edge Length: 321mm
Handle to Tip Length: 337mm
Blade Height: 38mm
Handle Length: 152mm
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Come with Saya
Sharpener: Kenya Togashi