Yanagi style japanese knife

aritsugu ao-ko layered steel hongasumi yanagi – priced between $498.70 – $1,170.00 based on length and options. this is the knife to have if you are remotely serious about homemade sashimi…. to have and to hold, cutting fish will change meaning forever. Korin is my favorite place to shop for japanese style kitchenware when away from tokyo, which is, quite often. bonus: for $25-40 a japanese samurai (not really-but could have been) master will sharpen your knife with a variety of water stones by hand, just watching him is worth $40… no english spoken. by dd