Two high carbon stanless steel yanagiba knives laying on a grey wooden cutting surface
426mm Yanagiba
Yanagiba knife sheathed in a cherrywood scabbard
Yanagiba knife displaying high carbon vg10 steel cutting core and insulated 410 stainless steel out layers laying on a grey wood cutting board
Veneer micro folded layers of stainless steel being displayed on the 426mm yanagiba blade
Yanagiba leaning on a dark wood cutting blade displaying the hand polished and sharpened finish on the blade profile
Streamlines octagonal handle design on the 426mm yanagiba laying on a flat grey surface
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426mm Yanagiba

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$428 USD
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The Possibilities Are Infinite 

  • The English translation for the Japanese word Mugen is “Infinity.” This is because the blade was designed to be the last Yangiba knife you ever buy.
  • It is one of the most durable, but artistically designed knives we have ever seen.
  • It features a dual-core construction of two different kinds of steel.
  • The cutting core is made with our favourite kind of Japanese steel, VG10. The outer layers are composed of a quality 410 stainless steel alloy that has been infused with extra carbon and chromium for superb durability and edge retention.

Ergonomic & Surprisingly Fashionable 

  • Even though the knife was not forged using Japanese techniques, it still employs the beautiful oceanic-Asian design that was made popular throughout Japan since the early 19th century.
  • It features a stunning octagon-shaped Ebony wood handle which is made from trees in the tropics.
  • It also boasts an arc-designed bolster and a slanted handle, which allows the knife to perfectly balance in your hand for those precise sashimi cuts.

Not Really A “Traditional” Japanese Knife 

  • Unlike most of our knives, this blade is was not crafted using the traditional folding techniques that became popular throughout Japan.
  • Instead, it was made using a process called veneering. This is a special kind of forging method that was inspired by traditional Japanese folding methodology, but it has since been perfected by Chinese Knife Smiths.
  • The veneer-forging process allows for multiple micro-layers of different metals to be tempered and bonded together.
  • Doing this makes knives that are remarkably resilient to rough use in fast-paced and demanding kitchens.

An Excellent Tool For Meat 

  • Traditionally the Yanigiba is a single-bevel blade that is used mostly by Asian chefs for preparing ultra-thin slices of fish for sushi dishes.
  • However, these knives are increasingly becoming popular in the West and are being used to portion hanger steaks, flanks, raw poultry, pork tenderloins, and other boneless meats.
  • It is not an oddity anymore to find this knife in the house of a seasoned cook, or in the kitchen of a luxury steakhouse in North America.

Versatile & Durable 

  • Mugen is slightly thicker than standard kitchen knives. This allows it to provide a sturdy and ridged feel that instills a feeling of confidence in its user.
  • The long, narrow blade also ensures paper-thin slices of meat, and the hand-polished finish creates a frictionless edge that food no food can stick to.
  • Its ultra-sharp and robust blade that results from the veneer-forging method will allow you to sail through any kind of meat fibre effortlessly.

Dangerous & Beautiful 

  • This knife was carefully designed to project the look and feel of a silent but deadly tool.
  • We at Masuta Knives have already become hopelessly addicted to the metallic “hum” it makes as you slide it out of its Cherrywood sheath.
  • Like a ninja sprinting through the night, or a breeze of wind racing through a moonlit forest, the Mugen knife is a ruthless, agile and elegant culinary instrument of almost incomparable performance.