The Kitaoka Blue #2 Migaki Yanagiba is a knife that is made for slicing fish into thin pieces for sashimi/nigiri. This blade is forged by Hideo Kitaoka in Echizen with Blue #2 and cladded with soft iron meaning care must be taken to keep the blade clean and dry. This blade is a single beveled knife so it is only sharpened on one side. This is a right handed blade.

Brand: Kitaoka 北岡刃物
Blacksmith: Hideo Kitaoka 北岡 英雄
Producing Area: Echizen, Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Yanagiba
Size: 300mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Aogami Blue #2 Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Rosewood & Pakka Ferrule Right Handed D-Shape
Hand Orientation: Right Handed Single Bevel

The pictures and dimensions listed are for reference. As these are handmade items containing natural products, there may be variances in appearance and specifications.