NAKAGAWA Damascus Blue #1 Kiritsuke, Sakimaru, and Standard Yanagiba 300mm (no handle)

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Satoshi Nakagawa Yanagiba - A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship

When you encounter a Satoshi Nakagawa knife, its craftsmanship speaks volumes. Trained under the renowned Kenichi Shiraki of Shiraki Hamono, Nakagawa-san's expertise is evident in every blade he forges.

With the retirement of Shiraki-san in 2020, the legacy was passed on to Nakagawa-san. His versatility in forging various steels and his proficiency in crafting honyaki knives showcase his unparalleled skill and discipline.

This particular knife is a testament to Nakagawa-san's mastery. Featuring a striking blue carbon core steel #1 enveloped in high contrast iron Damascus, it's a visual and functional marvel. The pronounced embossed maker's mark further accentuates the knife's handcrafted charm.

The yanagiba, often spotted in sushi restaurants, is a traditional single bevel knife. Its elongated, sabre-like design is iconic. This knife, with its kiritsuke tip, offers added versatility, perfect for intricate detailing and effortless skin scoring.

While this knife stands out on its own, it awaits a custom handle to complete its elegance. Choose your custom handle here!


  • Blacksmith: Satoshi Nakagawa
  • Core Steel: Blue #1 carbon steel
  • Construction: Ni-Mai laminate
  • Finish: Damascus
  • Cladding: Iron Damascus
  • Grind: Single bevel right handed
  • Style: Kiritsuke-yanagiba, Standard Yanigiba and Sakimaru
  • Blade Length: 300mm
  • Spine: 4.6mm
  • Blade Height: 37mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • HRC: 64
  • Handle: No handle included

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