View Full Version : Can you help identify this yanagiba?

12-22-2012, 03:38 AM
I bought this knife years ago and have almost never used it -- ended up much preferring a chef's knife to a yanagiba. Now that I've got a renewed interest in Japanese knives, I'm curious to know what it is, as I've forgotten long ago. If I were to sell it, is it worth much? It's a 9" in excellent condition, with the caveat being that the knife has sat in a knife block in my kitchen unused for...maybe 20 years. ;-)


Can anybody shed any light on this?

Thanks much!

12-22-2012, 04:38 AM
machine made mass production by Shimomura Kogyo Co.,Ltd. stainless steel super alloy blade material, hardness HRC57. available Black laminated plywood western handle or oval handle...around ¥2400~ 3000($28~35). similar onehttp://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B003AM7KWQ/ref=dp_change_lang?ie=UTF8&language=en_JP

12-22-2012, 03:42 PM
Great to know what I have...Looks like I'll be making room for a new gyuto in my knife block! ;-)

Thanks again!