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Gator
07-15-2012, 04:47 PM
Hi All,

http://images.zknives.com/knives/kitchen/yoshihiro/t_yhiroygb03.jpg (http://zknives.com/knives/knimgtmpl.shtml?/images/knives/kitchen/yoshihiro/yhiroygb03.jpg) http://images.zknives.com/knives/kitchen/yoshihiro/t_yhiroygb11.jpg (http://zknives.com/knives/knimgtmpl.shtml?/images/knives/kitchen/yoshihiro/yhiroygb11.jpg)

Picked up this 9.5" Yoshihiro yanagiba for sharpening/testing from a coworker. I assume it is Yoshihiro, since my kanji is severely non existent :)
Anyhow, is it really Yoshihiro? And if yes does anyone know model/steel etc?

The story was that his relative picked it up somewhere, supposedly 1000$ knife, but got a deal for 250$ ish... Fishy if you ask me, but whatever...

heldentenor
07-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Looks to me like this kasumi knife: http://www.amazon.com/YOSHIHIRO-Shiroko-Kasumi-Yanagi-Sashimi-Shitan/dp/B006IH83ZI

I would assume it's white #2 but could not say for certain.

Eamon Burke
07-15-2012, 05:16 PM
Yep. If they paid $250, they overpaid by about $100. I would be surprised to find out it is White #1, so yeah, White #2.

bieniek
07-15-2012, 05:23 PM
one heck of a deal!

fter sharpening, can you write hows the blade?

Gator
07-15-2012, 07:59 PM
THanks guys.
bieniek - will do, that was the idea to get the knife for testing/reviewing.

bieniek
07-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Cheers, I mean not the sharpnesss even, but how look the edge, does it have low spots or overgrinds and how was blade road??

bieniek
07-16-2012, 09:01 AM
seems like damn cheap small yanagi if you get 21/24cm