ASIAN COLLECTION 10" Sashimi Knife, also known as Yanagi & Sujihiki, is constructed of high carbon, no-stain German steel with the traditional Balsam wood handle. The single edge blade is taper ground with fine stone finish is typical of Japanese knives. This knife is the equivalent to the utility knife and is perfect for every day slicing and dicing.
Mercer Cutlery M24010 Specifications
Mercer Cutlery M24010 Customer Reviews
"This knife has a handle with a D-shaped cross section that's flat on the thumb side for precise angle control, and it has a single-ground blade: only sharpened on one side, for making thin slices. Made in Taiwan, quite decent considering the low cost. I confess that when I bought this I didn't realize the bevel of a yanagi-ba is specifically designed for sushi chefs to cut flawless slices from the left edge of a piece of fish, rather than slicing from the right side of the food, the way the rest of us do most of the time. I had expected something more suitable for general use but the single ground edge feels odd for someone used to regular blades. I have no complaint at all about the quality, but this really seems to be a special purpose knife. Still, it might be great for somebody left-handed."