Yoshito Saku Blue #2 Review

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Infrared

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Also sold under the Fukushima brand.

Underrated knife. The more you use it the more you'll like it. The cutting performance reminds me of a Kuwahara.

Thoughts and Observations
  • Very flat profile, even flatter than most santokus (a plus for me)
  • One of the better onion cutters I've used.
  • Can wedge quite a bit in the initial thick cuts in a carrot.
  • Tip is deceptively thin.
  • Excellent food release (see video below).
  • Decent blue steel. A bit more refined than average, but nothing special.
Measurements
Length: 211mm (Gyuto)
Height: 47mm
Spine: 3.3mm/2.1mm/0.95mm
Weight: 169g


Cutting Performance
Potatoes: S
Onions: S
Carrots: B


Steel
Edge retention: 2 weeks (Daily home use, large variety of vegetables)
Toughness: No issues (I'm heavy-handed)
Ease of sharpening: A
Edge taking: B+
Initial sharpness: C


Geometry
  • Hira is somewhat concave on the left side but slightly convex on the right..
  • Kireha is very slightly convex throughout, almost flat.
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