Narihira – Yanagiba 270mm



Narihira knives are manufactured by Fuji Cutlery Co., Ltd.

The sister company of Tojiro applies advanced construction techniques and modern materials, combined with high quality Japanese quality control  to obtaingreat knives suitable for chefs, home cooks and professionals at a great price.


The Yanagiba is like a carving knife on rocket boosters. It slips through food effortlessly and crazy sharpness of the single edge means you will never struggle. Its a true gateway knife for people wanting to get into single bevel knives and learn some cool tricks. When slicing with a yanagiba the blade will naturally want to pull to the left on a right handed knife. (The opposite is true for is true for a lefty. ) As the driver of the blade, you must take control and tell it where to go. Sounds tricky, but you will get the hang of it after a while. Still the Yanagiba can take years to master.

This is a true slicing machine for people who love excellence.

Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless steel:

AUS 8 is a high carbon, low chromium stainless steel that has proven, over time, to be a very good compromise between toughness, strength, edge holding and resistance to corrosion.

It has added Vanadium to give the steel more hardness. This steel is very easy to sharpen to a razor edge but it will dull relatively quickly compared to high-carbon.

Knife Specifications:  

Knife Shape: Yanagiba

Blade Length: 270 mm

Steel Type: Molybdenum Vanadium Steel

Rockwell Hardness: 59

Handle Material: Traditional Japanese Handle

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

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Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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