The yanagiba is the traditional, single-beveled, Japanese slicing knife. It really is the only way to create the thin, perfect slices of raw fish needed for sushi and sashimi. The key is the yanagiba’s long blade and razor-sharp edge. To slice with the Wasabi Yanagiba, start with the back of the knife blade and simply pull it through the fish, letting the weight of the blade itself do the work. The single-beveled blade will take a little getting used to, but once you do, you’ll be pleased with the beautiful, even slices you can make with your Wasabi Yanagiba.
The Wasabi Yanagiba is part of Kai’s Wasabi series. The series features traditional Japanese single-bevel blade shapes as well as a selection of double-bevel Western-style blade shapes. Single-beveled blades excel when extremely precise cuts are needed—for example, when preparing sushi. Double-beveled blades offer ease of use and versatility. Wasabi brings you the best of both worlds. The blades are high-carbon stainless steel designed to take and hold a sharp edge and come with a graze finish that gives them an attractive, brushed look. Paired with black polypropylene handles in a traditional Japanese style, Wasabi brings beauty and harmonious food preparation to any kitchen.