SASHIMI - Japanese knife SHIGEKI TANAKA yanagi-ba
made in Japan
Combining an ancient tradition of Japanese lacquerware with a fine blade to create a unique masterpiece. In Japan, the art of lacquerware has been developed to ultimate perfection. Japanese artisans have redesigned the magnolia wood handles of the new URUSHI series following this technique. They are coated with deep black urushi* varnish and show highly attractive fine gold decorations on the handle.
Hard Blue Paper Steel (61-62 Rockwell hardness) is used for the core cutting layer and low alloyed steels for the outer Suminagashi layers. Every piece is hand signed and packed in a beautiful case made of kiriwood. Polished buffalo horn ferrule.
*Urushi is extracted from the sap of the Japanese varnish tree and has been used for varnishing furniture, bowls, jars and handles for more than 6000 years. Urushi is resistant to water, heat, alcohol, acids, alkaline solutions and solvents and it is non-aging and food-safe. Urushi varnishing is considered the supreme discipline of Japanese art of lacquering.Although the decoration is made with fine gold, is the appearance of red color as the final coat of varnish is red.
Steel hardness of 61-62 degrees on the Rockwell scaleGolded Phoenix decorated bolster
Magnolia wood handle and buffalo horn bolster.
Each knife comes in a gift box from Kiri wood (Paulownia tomentosa, Fam. Scrophulariaceae) delivered.
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