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Takayuki Iwai

Takayuki Iwai Blue Steel No.2 Kurouchi Finish Sashimi Japanese Chef Knife

$179.10 USD $199.00 USD

This knife from Takayuki Iwai is made from Aogami steel and comes with Kurouchi finish to prevent the blade from rusting. Takayuki Iwai knives are made by hands; they don’t use machines to mass produce because they believe that machine-made knives are less superior than those that are hand made. For Takayuki Iwai, it is quality first.  


Knife Type: Yanagiba Sashimi 
Material: Aogami No.2 (Blue steel No.2)
Stainless: No. (The blade needs regular maintenance to prevent rusting.) 
Blade Length: 210mm
Blade Thickness: 4.0mm
Blade Height: 28mm
Handle Length: 127mm
Weight: 135g

*No saya sheaths currently available for Iwai knives.

Use & Care

- Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
- Use a sharpening stone to maintain the sharpness of the blade. 

We can change the blade length according to your preference. 

It usually takes 2 –4 weeks for us to restock should this item is not available. is the sole distributor of Takayuki Iwai knives outside Japan. 

-- Process of making a Japanese knife --
-- Hand forging a Japanese knife (with GoPro!) --