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Tuo Cutlery Yanagiba 8.25" Japanese Sashimi Knife

Tuo Cutlery Yanagiba 8.25" Japanese Sashimi Knife

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Is it made it Japan? Or.... China?
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Wishful thinking I suppose
Real Damascus steel would not have that stainless steel look on the reverse side. Also Damascus is always ridiculously expensive. $185 is not that high for a decent Japanese Sashimi knife, the good ones typically run over $1000. I simply do not believe any of the add copy about this knife or the company that made it.
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Kbs666
$60 for a VG10 knife is an INCREDIBLE price. Sure the damascus will be fake, but 95% of damascus is anyways. I have $200+ knives where the damascus is simply pattern etching, and the actual construction is clad which has other advantages.
Oh my god, it actually happened!! 🤣🤣 Scrolling Pintrest and I happened across a picture of a Damascus core with stainless cladding! So surprised I had to revisit this conversation to share it So, yeah, this is what that combination would actually look like.
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Also keep in mind that this is a Japanese single bevel style blade that will require specific sharpening techniques and need to be sharpened on a decent size, reasonably wide stone, preferably a Japanese waterstone. You will seriously damage this blade if you attempt to use a pull through sharpener or most electric sharpeners.
The 10.5" Tuo Yanagiba is available on Amazon right now for the same price. Average review is only 3 stars out of 5, but all the complaints were about the handle falling off, so no idea about the quality of the steel. I'll take the longer knife; this one's as short as a Yanagiba gets.
foolno1
After reading the reviews and seeing some of the pics on the 10.5" one, I'm no longer willing to take the gamble That's got to be the smallest rat tail I've ever seen on a Japanese style handle... And no signs of glue or burn in on the pic. No wonder it can't stay together! Even if the steel was decent and worth re-handling, it would still need a longer tail unless you want to just epoxy the hell out of it
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This knife is $88 on Amazon and gets mixed reviews. So the price seems good to go, but I question the quality.
"despite its lengthy profile"? 🤨🤔🤣 This is WAY on the short end for Yanagibas! They're meant to be long knives, so that whatever you're slicing can be done in a single, smooth pull. That said, this is a super cheap price for one, or for any single bevel knife for that matter. Wonder if they're worth a gamble? Anyone used one yet?
Kavik
Yeah, the shortest that Korin has is a 240mm, or about 9.5 inches. It's three times the price of this one, but probably worth the extra money.
zyxwvutsr
Yup, 240 seems around the right minimum average I've seen. 270-300mm, or about 10.5-12" are more common sizes for these i believe
Will you add a choice for lefties?
Hkim685
What Hkim685 said!
Not For Lefties! Be aware that this is a right-handed knife and there does not appear to be a choice to order a left-handed model. (Yes, yanagi blades come in left and right-handed versions. )