Love my yamawaku 270 yanagi, handle isn't that bad, plastic ferrule, pretty narrow but nice grip.
HERE, JohnnyChance posted his review of Yamawaku yanagi & explain why the handle is low-end
Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!
It's A lefty 225mm is 52100...
The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
I got to handle that one myself a while ago. His work is pretty fantastic!
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Beautiful -- what materials are on the handle?