Kitaoka Suminagashi 270mm Yanagiba (G-AD270YA-KE)

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The Kitaoka 10.5” Yanagiba is a handforged sashimi knife, designed to get perfect and precise cuts of fish to maximize presentation and flavour. The long, single-bevelled blade is specifically crafted to slice fish cleanly in one pass, preventing any zig-zag or sawing cuts that ruin high-quality ingredients.

Handcrafted and forged by Japanese blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka, this single-bevelled blade has an Aogami Blue Paper #2 carbon steel core, surrounded by 10 layers of Damascus-cladding. Lightweight and razor-sharp, this knife features an octagonal Pakkawood and Keyaki handle. Keyaki, meaning wood from the Zelkova tree, is highly prized in Japan for its beautiful grain and versatility. This knife belongs to the set of Suminagashi knives forged by Shiro Kamo and Hideo Kitaoka.


This knife is made with a very hard carbon steel, which will hold a sharp edge for longer, but can rust or chip without proper care and use. 
To care for your knife:

  • Always handwash and thoroughly hand-dry your knife.
  • Wipe your knife down while you’re cooking, especially after cutting acidic foods.
  • Lightly coat your knife with mineral oil before storing.
  • Never store your knife wet, or allow it to soak in water.
  • Never place knife in a dishwasher.
  • Do not cut bones, frozen products, pits.
  • Do not twist, chop, hit, or pry with your knife. Always use in a locomotive slicing motion.
  • Do not use a marble or glass cutting board. Always use a soft cutting board, such as wood.
  • Do not use a metal honing steel. We recommend using a ceramic honing steel.


Due to the nature of handcrafting and traditional blacksmithing, each knife is unique and may have some cosmetic distortion or irregularities. This is expected and normal. Because these knives are handcrafted, they do not qualify for warranty services.

Features and Specifications

Aogami Blue Paper #2 Carbon Steel with 10 layers of carbon cladding
Edge Angle:
16 degrees
Hand forged
Handle Material:
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