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.