Yorokobi Shirogami #2 Single Edge Japanese Kitchen Knife Yanagiba 270mm
The blade material uses Hitachi Metals Yasuki Steel Shirogami #2.
This product characterizes sustainment of sharpness and ease of sharpening.
It is a basic one as a Japanese Kitchen knife for professional use.
100% made in Japan
The Shirogami is a pure carbon steel that reduces impurities such as phosphorus and sulfur as much as possible. Depending on the carbon content, there are distinctions such as Shirogami #1, Shirogami #2, Shirogami #3, and it affects the hardness (sharpness) and abrasion resistance of the blade. Moreover, by forging and quenching, its performance to the fullest such as toughness and hardness .