Kagekiyo VG10 Yanagi 270mm (10.5")

Slicing Knife

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Our Kagekiyo line is hand forged in Sakai City, Japan by a collective of blacksmiths awarded the title Dentou Kogeshi, an honor reserved for the highest level of artisans and craftsmen.   Kagekiyo knives are one hundred percent hand crafted, featuring ultra thin, expertly tapered blades made from stain resistant VG10 steel.  

Beautiful two tone octagonal handles of true Japanese lacquer, provide an exceptional grip, which develops a patina through a lifetime of use.  Kagekiyo knives have a light feel in the hand with a perfect balance.


Handle material  Walnut and lacquer
Blade length 270 mm (10.5")
Thickness at spine 3.2 mm 
Thickness at tip 0.9 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62

Use & Care

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your knife.

Works Well With

Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki 180mm
Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki 210mm
Chubo Knives
Akira-Saku Blue #2 Ko-bocho 120mm
Chubo Knives
Akira-Saku Blue #2 Petty 150mm