Every sushi chef should have a good sashimi knife like the Japanese AUS10 slicer. Also known as a yanagiba or ‘willow blade’ knife, the blade of the slicer is much longer than most Western knives. This is for the express purpose of slicing sashimi with one single cut, as sawing backwards and forwards can leave unsightly marks in the surface of your fish. It also makes it much harder to keep your slices of an even thickness, so one long, smooth motion is much to be preferred. And for that, you need an extra-long slicer.
AUS10 is a high-carbon steel, similar to the more well-known VG-10. It’s easier to sharpen than VG-10, so knives made from this steel are suitable for everyone from kitchen novices to professional chefs. This slicer is made from three layers of cold-forged AUS10 with a very thick core. The cold forging increases the density of the steel’s structure, and combined with the thick core this means the overall toughness of the blade is very high.
The Japanese AUS10 slicer was designed for use in kitchens where it will be in almost constant use. This knife will hold a razor-sharp edge and withstand the most demanding conditions.
This AUS10 slicer is made in Seki City, Japan. Seki City is well known for the knife making craft, and is often referred to as the knife capital of the world. Nowadays, cities across the world fight for the title, however Seki City is still the champion for any Japanese knives, with the tradition dating back almost 800 years.
Do not use on any bones, as this may damage the blade. For culinary use only. Clean as soon as possible after use and dry immediately. Not dishwasher safe. Store in a clean, dry place.
Made in Japan.
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