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Houenryu 270mm Stainless Damascus Yanagiba

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  • The Houenryu 270mm Stainless Damascus Yanagiba is a knife created by Ryusen to commemorate the opening of their spectacular new factory and boutique in Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture on April 13, 2019. The blade is made entirely of their proprietary damascus which is composed of VG-10 and VG-2. Whereas most damascus is relegated to be a cladding around a higher-performing steel, the Hounenryu is made of one solid chunk of this elaborate damascus. The blade is thinner than most yanagiba and makes for a sharper, crisper edge feel and one that moves through fish with greater ease à la takobiki. The handle is made of a single piece of beautifully-figured walnut with a mosaic pin on one side and the Ryusen logo on the other. The knife comes with a display box and damascus-patterned sleeve. Ask us about saya options.

    • Knife Type: Yanagiba
    • Steel Type: Coreless Damascus
    • Handle Type: Walnut Octagonal
    • Construction Type: Damascus
    • Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
    • Handle Length: 140mm
    • Handle Height: 24mm
    • Handle Width: 20mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 276mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 260mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.49mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 1.21mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 2.95mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 2.91mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.24mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 33mm
    • Weight: 152g



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