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  • Moriya Munemitsu Hamono Yanagiba  | 210mm / 8.25" | Gingami 3 stainless | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu Hamono Yanagiba  | 210mm / 8.25" | Gingami 3 stainless | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu Hamono Yanagiba  | 210mm / 8.25" | Gingami 3 stainless | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu Hamono Yanagiba  | 210mm / 8.25" | Gingami 3 stainless | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu Hamono Yanagiba  | 210mm / 8.25" | Gingami 3 stainless | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu Hamono Yanagiba  | 210mm / 8.25" | Gingami 3 stainless | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu Hamono Yanagiba  | 210mm / 8.25" | Gingami 3 stainless | Knife Japan

Moriya Munemitsu Ryōba Yanagiba 210mm Gingami #3 Stainless Steel

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Blade steel: YSS Gingami #3 Stainless Steel
Bevel: Ryōba double bevel
Blade construction: Zenkō (full stainless)
Left-handed available: Handle and blade suit both hands
Handle: Goban
Ferrule: n/a
Blade length: 210mm
Overall length: 330mm
Blade width: 37mm
Blade spine: 2mm
Handle length: 115mm
Handle thickness: 16x23mm at centre point
Weight in hand: 140g


Moriya Munemitsu YHC is a subsidiary of Hitachi Materials Magic, as is Yasugi Specialty Steels ('YSS'), producers of the cutlery-grade stainless steel from which this yanagiba is produced. 

In the humid Japanese climate a stainless steel blade can make sense for a sparingly-used sashimi knife. In an overseas setting but we can easily imagine this yanagiba could see more action than just family-gathering sashimi-slicing. It's not a carving knife as such but it will serve in a pinch, and it would be very useful for the meditative preparation of beautifully-presented slices of soft corned beef, ham and other cold meats, konyaku (if you can get your hands on it), maki-zushi, cucumber, daikon... the list goes on. And sashimi, of course.

Yanagibas are by nature very sharp. In terms of cutting performance this is a stainless steel that provides a level of sharpness comparable to carbon steel, and in an easy-care package. The formed handle is goban, a durable material of compressed wood fibre and resin that will retain its beauty and integrity for many years. Full-tang construction lends strength and balance. High standards of fit and finish complete the package. 

 

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