VG10 Damascus Yanagiba Knife 270mm Japanese Sashimi Fish Filet Knife

VG10 Damascus Yanagiba Knife 270mm Japanese Sashimi Fish Filet Knife

  • Damascus Japanese VG-10 Steel Core 
  • Hand-finished Single Bevel Edge
  • Octagonal Buffalo Horn & Ebony Wood Handle 
  • 62+ HRC
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The heart of this knife features a VG-10 steel core, renowned for its incredible edge retention and corrosion resistance. Encasing this core are 33 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side, meticulously forged to create a striking Damascus pattern that is not only visually stunning but also enhances the blade's strength and flexibility. The result is a cutting tool that slices through even the most delicate ingredients with ease, preserving their texture and integrity.

The Sakimaru Yanagiba is a specialized Japanese sashimi knife, featuring a uniquely curved tip reminiscent of a samurai sword which allows for an exceptionally precise cut, perfect for preparing sushi and sashimi. The elongated blade ensures long, uninterrupted strokes, delivering paper-thin slices of fish in a single, smooth motion.

The handle is crafted from premium quality Ebony wood, and ergonomically shaped to provide comfort and control during extended use. Its traditional Japanese Octagon fits naturally in the hand, enhancing stability and reducing fatigue. A buffalo horn bolster adds a touch of elegance while providing a smooth transition from handle to blade, ensuring optimal balance and a secure grip.



Blade Material: Japanese VG-10 steel core with 66 stainless steel outer layers

Blade Hardness: HRC 62

Blade Edge: Hand-finished Single Bevel Edge 单刃

Blade Type: San-Mai, 33 Layers Edged on Each Side

Pattern: Wave pattern

Handle Material: Buffalo Horn & Ebony Wood & Triple Golden Rings Handle

Manufacturing Method: Hand-forged

Weight: 245 g
Blade Length: 10.60 in / 270 mm
Handle Length: 5.50 in / 140 mm
Total Length: 16.10 in. / 410 mm
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Blade Width: 35mm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kevin Trost
Awesome knife!

Super sharp and well displayed the knife is everything you would want in an 11" knife. While the ad describes it as a Sashimi knife it works well on breads and other items while holding its edge.

Chris Montanari

I am an excellent cook and definitely someone who appreciates a really good knife. This knife is a great size and cuts really really well. It feels well balanced in my hand, and it's a beautifully made piece. Well worth the price!

joshua carson
Very sharp.

We used the knife to cut mainly large and very thin pieces of salmon, which worked great straight away. The knife is so sharp that I got a small injury right at the start, so I really need to be careful with the whole thing and maybe even wear gloves. The design of the knife is simply great. The damask patterns on the blade give it an impressive aesthetic. It is not only a functional tool but also a work of art at the same time. Even after intensive use, the sharpness remains for a remarkably long time, which is a big plus point for me. The knife is extremely comfortable to use. The handle fits perfectly in my hand and provides a feeling of stability and control. This means my hands don't get tired as quickly, even during longer cutting tasks. The included accessories make sense and are of high quality. The combination of impressive design, superior sharpness, comfort and durability makes it an essential tool in my kitchen. I highly recommend it to any passionate cook!

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Why Choose Okingjoy®?

  • What are the shipping costs?
    Free standard delivery on all orders. Okingjoy kitchen knife for sale worldwide. *The following regions are excluded: Africa and the Middle East.
  • Do you offer fast shipping?
    FAST! We ship all orders within 24-48 hours of receiving them! On average our product is delivered within 3-5 business days in the United States. International shipping times will vary depending on country/customs etc.
  • Can I return my product?
    Returns are accepted for 90 days from the delivery date, in accordance with our refund policy. Just send us an email and we'll tell you what to do. Okingjoy official email: 
  • What is the best way to clean and maintain my Okingjoy knife?
    Hand wash only. NOT DISHWASHER SAFE. After every use, hand clean with warm soapy water and dry with a towel. Avoid leaving the blades wet and always wipe dry after washing. These blades contain high levels of carbon which can lead to rust spots. However high carbon blades are EXTREMELY sharp. So be careful!

    To clean and maintain your knife, it is best to follow these steps: First, clean the blade with warm water and dish soap. Be sure to rinse and dry the blade well to prevent it from rusting. Then use a sharpening steel to sharpen the blade.

    Next, use a sharpening steel to sharpen the blade. This will maintain the sharpness and ensure that the knife is in good working order.

    If the blade is very dirty or if food has stuck to it, you can use a soft-bristled brush to gently clean it. After cleaning and sharpening the blade, apply a thin layer of oil to the blade and handle. After cleaning and sharpening the blade, apply a thin layer of oil to the blade and handle, in order to prevent rust and keep the knife in good condition. Finally, store the knife in a safe and dry place, away from heat and humidity. Finally, store the knife in a safe, dry place, away from heat and humidity. A knife block or knife drawer organizer is a good option, as it will protect the blade and prevent accidents.
  • How to sharpen an Okingjoy knife?
    To sharpen a knife, you will need a whetstone or knife sharpener.

    To use a sharpening stone, first soak the stone in water for about 10 minutes.

    Next, lay the knife flat on the stone and tilt the blade so that it forms a 10 to 15-degree angle with the stone.

    Using long, even strokes, move the blade across the stone in a back-and-forth motion, making sure to maintain the angle of the blade.

    After a few strokes, move the blade to the other side of the stone and repeat the process.

    You must sharpen the blade along its entire length and may need to repeat the process several times to achieve the desired sharpness level.
  • What is Damascus steel?
    The origin of the name "Damascus steel" is controversial: two Islamic scholars, Al-Kindi and Al-Biruni (c. 800-873 CE), both wrote about swords and sword steels based on the appearance, the geographical location of where they were produced or forged, or the name of the blacksmith. Both authors also mention the terms "damascene" or "Damascus" when describing the swords to some extent.

    Based on these references, there are three possible sources where the term "Damascus" in the context of steel comes from:

    Al-Kindi refers to swords forged in Damascus in Siberia as "Damascene", but it is important to note that these swords are not described as having a wavy appearance to the surface of the steel. Al-Biruni refers to a blacksmith of swords called Damascus who made crucible steel swords. In Arabic, the word "Damascus" means "watered", and Damascus blades are often described as having a water pattern on their surface.

    The most common explanation is that the steel is named after the capital of Syria, Damascus, the largest of the cities of the ancient Levant. The most common explanation is that the steel is named after the capital of Syria, Damascus, the largest city in the ancient Levant. These may be swords made or sold directly in Damascus, or simply the appearance of the typical patterns, in comparison with damask fabrics, which also bear the name Damascus.