This Yanagi knife is a “Shiro Mizu Honyaki”. Made of carbon steel, it is a knife of the highest quality with a sharpness that consistently provides the perfect slice. The handle has additional silver rings and a special embossed finishing.
A Honyaki knife is made of carbon steel, and is regarded as the highest quality knife with a sharpness that lasts. The quality of the carbon decides the sharpness of the blade. Carbon breaks under high temperature, and to ensure that the carbon is not damaged, and that all impurities are eliminated, blacksmiths slowly forge and shape each blade at a low temperature. This time-consuming process limits production to a few Honyaki blades each day.
Shiromizu Honyaki knives consistently provide the perfect slice, but the blades are fragile and require the utmost care.
Core Steel: Shiro-ko (White Steel 2)
Finish: Mirror finished on both sides, Fine hand sharpened
Master Blacksmith: Yoshikazu Ikeda (池田美和)
Blacksmith: Shimpei Ino (伊野信平)
Bolster and end cap: Staring silver
Silver rings: Two embossed silver
Spacer: Ecru color corian