Comprised of knives from both worlds, the Kai Wasabi Black series of knives offers a selection of blades from both traditional Japanese and Western styles. Representing the Asian side of the Wasabi Black family, the Kai 8 Yanagiba Knife provides an impressively razor-sharp, single-bevel edge. Yanagiba translates as willow blade, the perfect name for this long, thin blade that excels at slicing and carving. Often used for sashimi, this blade readily manages slicing a variety of meats, with clean cuts that allow foods to retain their flavorful juices within as the blade is pulled through. At 8 long, this is yanagiba is ideal for carving roasts, poultry, and medium-sized fish.
The blade of the Kai Wasabi Black 8 Yanagiba Knife is made using high-carbon Daido 1K6 stainless steel and offers extraordinary sharpness and edge retention. Sharpened to a razor-sharp 16 cutting edge, the blade is then graze-finished for a fetching brushed-steel look. Crafted from polypropylene synthetic resin, the handle is formed into an traditional Japanese easy-to-grip shape. Kai Wasabi Black cutlery is best if washed by hand.
The KAI corporation has been producing top-notch cutlery for over one hundred years in Seki City, Japan. The Kai Wasabi Black 8 Yanagiba Knife offers a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.