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Chefs’ Favorite Sushi Knife

Posted on Apr 09 in The Best Flatware Reviews & Gallery | 0 comments

Getting the best cuts of meat for sushi all depends on having the right sushi knife. A fine grade sashimi will not make you a fine sushi without a good sushi knife.

If you are looking for a knife that will improve your sushi creation, here are some of chefs’ most popular picks.

#1 Sushi Knife Best-Seller: Shun Pro

The Shun Pro Yamagiba Knife promises some of the thinnest possible slices of fish or anything else you can get your hands on. It comes in a few different blade sizes so you can get it between 8 and 10 inches.

Apparently it is made of VG-10 steel. This material is considered by many as among the best that are used to make some of the best flatware.

With VG-10 steel, your blad stays sharper longer and sharpens more easily once it dulls. So you might expect the sushi knife to cost a little bit more.

It is not a cheap sushi knife. But its popularity speaks volume to its quality. Consumers’ willingness to fork out their hard earned bucks is the best testament to the quality of a product.

Lucca Japanese Paring Knife with Scabbard

You don’t need to pay that much money to get good cuts of fish, but you should understand that you won’t get the very best without paying a premium price for premium steel.

The next sushi knife is considerably cheaper and at $8, anyone can afford the 100% Stainless Steel Japanese paring knife with scabbard. It has an authentic wood handle and the small blade is admittedly sharp but it will quickly lose its edge with regular use and it is not ideal for taking on larger fish.

Highly Rated Sashimi Knife: Sekizo Yanagiba Sashimi Knife

If you want a good middle of the road sushi knife you should check out the Sekiryu Yanagiba Sashimi Knife 300mm.

That’s right; the slender, elegant blade is almost a third of a meter long and razor sharp which makes it great for filleting even larger fish.

$17 will usually get you this single beveled knife which is intended for right handed users, though lefties can also take a stab at using this great sashimi knife.

Be careful not to catch your fingers under that beautiful blade or you’ll realize exactly how sharp it is.

Yoshihiro Shiroko Kasumi Yanagi Sashimi Knife

For a sushi knife which is a bit shorter and also significantly more stable (less likely to break in inexperienced hands) you should look into the Yoshihiro Shiroko –Kasumi Yanagi Sashimi Knife.

This Yoshihiro cooking creation features a handle made from 100% authentic Shitan wood and the knife is one solid piece of Japanese craftsmanship. This knife is expensive but you definitely get what you pay for.

Unless you go out of your way to destroy it, you will never need to replace this $210 sashimi knife, though eventually it will need to be sharpened. No knife can escape that.

Yoshihiro Shiroko Kasumi Yanagi Sashimi Chef Knife

Yoshihiro is actually a fairly famous brand of sushi knife in and outside of Japan. They feature a big line of knifes made from a variety of materials and with a range of costs.

If you want that Yoshihiro craftsmanship for less, you could try the same knife as above in a shorter length. If you cut it down to 9.5 inches from the 10.5 inches above, you can cut the price down by as much as $80.

This isn’t even a setback for someone with smaller hands, so consider it.

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