Tuo Cutlery Yanagiba 8.25" Japanese Sashimi Knife
Tuo Cutlery Yanagiba 8.25" Japanese Sashimi Knife
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Tuo Cutlery believes that a knife should be more than just a cutting tool, but something that will stay with you for life. Based on that idea, they’re making some seriously appealing and reliable knives ... Read More

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wayfarerway
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Mar 30, 2019
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Is it made it Japan? Or.... China?
Mar 30, 2019
wayfarerway
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Apr 3, 2019
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Thanks!
Apr 3, 2019
wayfarerway
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Apr 3, 2019
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Wishful thinking I suppose
Apr 3, 2019
Kbs666
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Mar 30, 2019
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Real Damascus steel would not have that stainless steel look on the reverse side. Also Damascus is always ridiculously expensive. $185 is not that high for a decent Japanese Sashimi knife, the good ones typically run over $1000. I simply do not believe any of the add copy about this knife or the company that made it.
Mar 30, 2019
BenTWP
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May 25, 2019
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I'm amazed you had the patience to talk with that guy so long. I'm hardly an expert on knives but it seems pretty clear to me that you're making a lot of sense and this other guy, well... Not so much. People tend to get dug in on the internet for whatever reason. The shelter of anonymity? The desire to lash out? Sheer hubris? Who can say why? Either way, looks like a decent knife to me. PS For what it's worth I'm a former restaurant worker myself. Chefs are an odd bunch, and often expect obedience (usually without question). Might explain some of our friend's behaviour.
May 25, 2019
Kavik
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May 25, 2019
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It became a personal challenge lol
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May 25, 2019
DSpeed
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Mar 1, 2019
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Also keep in mind that this is a Japanese single bevel style blade that will require specific sharpening techniques and need to be sharpened on a decent size, reasonably wide stone, preferably a Japanese waterstone. You will seriously damage this blade if you attempt to use a pull through sharpener or most electric sharpeners.
Mar 1, 2019
foolno1
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Feb 28, 2019
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The 10.5" Tuo Yanagiba is available on Amazon right now for the same price. Average review is only 3 stars out of 5, but all the complaints were about the handle falling off, so no idea about the quality of the steel. I'll take the longer knife; this one's as short as a Yanagiba gets.
Feb 28, 2019
Kavik
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Mar 1, 2019
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After reading the reviews and seeing some of the pics on the 10.5" one, I'm no longer willing to take the gamble That's got to be the smallest rat tail I've ever seen on a Japanese style handle... And no signs of glue or burn in on the pic. No wonder it can't stay together! Even if the steel was decent and worth re-handling, it would still need a longer tail unless you want to just epoxy the hell out of it
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Mar 1, 2019
Thorn74
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Feb 28, 2019
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This knife is $88 on Amazon and gets mixed reviews. So the price seems good to go, but I question the quality.
Feb 28, 2019
Kavik
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Feb 28, 2019
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"despite its lengthy profile"? 🤨🤔🤣 This is WAY on the short end for Yanagibas! They're meant to be long knives, so that whatever you're slicing can be done in a single, smooth pull. That said, this is a super cheap price for one, or for any single bevel knife for that matter. Wonder if they're worth a gamble? Anyone used one yet?
Feb 28, 2019
zyxwvutsr
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Feb 28, 2019
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Yeah, the shortest that Korin has is a 240mm, or about 9.5 inches. It's three times the price of this one, but probably worth the extra money.
Feb 28, 2019
Kavik
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Mar 1, 2019
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Yup, 240 seems around the right minimum average I've seen. 270-300mm, or about 10.5-12" are more common sizes for these i believe
Mar 1, 2019
Hkim685
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Feb 28, 2019
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Will you add a choice for lefties?
Feb 28, 2019
Joethechef
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Feb 28, 2019
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What Hkim685 said!
Feb 28, 2019
zyxwvutsr
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Feb 28, 2019
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Not For Lefties! Be aware that this is a right-handed knife and there does not appear to be a choice to order a left-handed model. (Yes, yanagi blades come in left and right-handed versions. )
Feb 28, 2019
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