You won't find this knife elsewhere, or anything quite like it. We have larger naginata knives - Ikenami Hamono produce the naginata in three lengths - but for sheer value and versatility the 180mm is the pick of them, especially for the home.
Above all it's sensationally sharp. Eye-widening sharp. The pro use is in fish processing, where users deal with hundreds of fish at speed every week and need a knife that requires minimal effort when filleting, slicing and lopping. The blade profile aids in slicing along the spine of the fish - take a look at the video we uncovered to see how it's done. If you break down large fish you'll appreciate what you can do with this knife. Handy for South American barbecues too.
|Blade steel:||YSS Shirogami #1 | Nantetsu|
|Bevel:||Ryōba double bevel|
|Left-handed available:||Handle and blade suit both hands|
|Weight in hand:||173g
See also, Before Amazing Cutting Fish in Japan. http://youtu.be/Tm3q_Z8iLOE Cutting Yellowfin Tuna Fish in Japan. His technique is wonderful. Fast, clean and beautiful. Speed produces a good taste of "Sashimi","Sushi". This video was filmed with CANON EOS 5D Mark II. Lens:Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 http://amamiyaclinic.com/ http://amamiyaclinic.blog10.fc2.com/
Amazing Cuttin...See also, Before Amazing Cutting Fish in Japan. http://youtu.b...
Isn't there anything this knife can't do??!!! : )
Posted by Hayato Minami on 26th Feb 2020
I've purchased one, not knowing exactly what expectations were to tell you the truth. Unlike deba, this is rather light-weighted, but man, let me tell ya, it processes fish clean, easy and very effortlessly. It is probably because the weight center is up front, that make the knife feel a lot heavier when holding it, and also the height of blade gets wider as approaching the front. As you cut into fish, this knife finishes the job before you even start. That's how it feels like. Very eerily yet fantastic. I tend to like using a light-weighted knife on a lot of things. It gives you better sense what you doing (and what you doing wrong too). Once you bond with it, you can never go back to heavier ones. It would seem very dull in vibe and masks the detail feel of what it's touching. Oh, geez. Try veggie. I could give you the whole new set of goodies about how well it cut them. Well, I could go on and on. I guess you would have to try it yourself to see it validates my awe.