Keeping true to traditional Japanese knife craft, the Ronin Series Single Bevel 10.5” Yanagiba is a Sashimi & Sushi slicing master, constructed of three main grinds. First, the Shinogi surface runs along the flat surface of the blade to the blade’s edge, allowing for a narrow, razor like blade edge, and thus a sharper knife. This ultra sharp edge is perfect for slicing thinly and quickly, serving to achieve the correct cuts of vegetables and fish, making the chef’s job effortless. Second, the Urasuki is the gentle concave surface of the backside of the blade, creating an slight air pocket while slicing, ensuring minimal drag and a smoother surface, sailing through fibres of various types of flesh without tearing or pulling and with minimal effort. Finally, the Uraoshi surface; the thin, flat rim that surrounds the Urasuki which serves optimize performance and enhance strength of the blade.
Most traditional Japanese Yanagiba knives are much thicker, heavier an have less flex than Western style equivalents (slicer, fillet and boning), and this is also the case with the Dalstrong Ronin Series. The heavy weight provides the heft required to move through cartilage and joints while also separating meat from bone. The Dalstrong Ronin Series is a great option for those looking to explore traditional Japanese design.
The Ronin Series single bevel blade is precision forged from a single piece of ultra premium Japanese high-carbon AUS-10V steel, laminated on either side for stain-resistance and durability. Precise cryogenic tempering with liquid nitrogen increases the steel's crystalline structure, enhancing strength, flexibility and hardness.
Gorgeously laminated and hot-forged, the “Liquid-Kusari” pattern on the blade minimizes drag and stuck on food while maximizing your slicing efficiency, allowing you to glide through prep. The super-steel core possesses extra high carbon levels, allowing for scalpel-like sharpness with exceptionally long lasting edge retention. Each knife is hand-finished in the Honbazuke 3-step method, creating a beautiful mirror polished edge at a staggeringly acute 15 degrees.
New to this series, the traditional octagon shaped handle. Meticulously constructed of a handsome combination of G-10 Garolite, an incredibly strong military grade, non-porous & fibreglass like material. The carefully engineered handle is designed for superior hand control and tapers slightly larger towards the tail of the handle, allowing for tactile feedback for better use of your knife. To further enhance the beauty, an intricate copper mosaic pin adorns the center rivet.
Included with each knife is a handcrafted wood saya (sheath) with embedded magnet to ensure a perfectly secure fit, instilling confidence that your blade is carefully protected.