Made in Niigata Japan, Yoshikane was started in 1919 and remains a family business. All knives are forged and finished by hand.
Blade has a V2 hagane cutting edge layer and a carbon steel and iron suminagashi jigane cladding. V2 is a carbon steel made by Takefu Specialty Steel and is very similar to #2 white steel, it’s fine grain is capable of taking an incredibly fine edge.
The handle on this knife is a half octagon half oval Japanese magnolia with double water buffalo horn ferrules. Japanese magnolia (or ho wood) is naturally rot and warp resistant.
A traditional single beveled heavy knife used for breaking down and filleting fish. As the Japanese diet encompasses a wide variety of fish there are a wire array of sizes and weights of debas. The single bevel acts as a guide during filleting and provides reduced drag and friction helping to preserve the integrity of the meat.