Keeping true to traditional Japanese knife craft, the Shogun Series “S” 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 S-bevel. The 3mm thickness and heavy weight provide the heft required to move through cartilage and joints while also separating meat from bone. The Dalstrong S-bevel is a great option for those looking to explore traditional Japanese design.
The Shogun Series ’S’ 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 “Metal-Storm” 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 10 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 and stunning Red Rosewood. 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.
Please note this knife is best suited for LEFT HANDED Chefs.
Scalpel like sharpness at a staggering 8-12°degree angle per side. Sail through culinary challenges.
Incredible Edge Retention at 62+ Rockwell. Cut longer, go further.
AUS-10V Japanese super steel core. The ultimate steel for the ultimate performance.
67-Layered Damascus sharpened under the ancient 3-step Honbazuke method and married to bleeding edge technology.
Tapered bolster provides a perfect ‘zero-balance’ balance, finger protection and gently encourages a natural and comfortable pinch grip
Rust/Corrosion resistant cladding means your knife will stay cleaner and last longer
Hand-polished spine enhances comfort across very grips
Featuring Dalstrong’s exquisite Shogun Series Tsunami Rose blade pattern, for striking, stand out beauty.
Full tang - maximum robustness. This knife is built to last a lifetime.
Triple riveted - even further resilience.
Beautifully engraved. Performance and looks.
Tapered blade for minimal slicing resistance and non-stick properties
Precise cryogenic tempering increases the steel’s crystalline structure, enhancing, strength, flexibility and hardness
Military grade G10 handle for life-long durability
Highly impervious to heat, cold and moisture
Ergonomic handle for superior hand control, agility and comfort
Engraved end cap for further distinction
Intricate copper mosaic enhances beauty
Shogun Series "S" - Single Bevel 10.5" Yanagiba - LEFT HANDED