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Sori Yanagi 3-Layer Molybdenum Kitchen Knife

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Product Information

  • Brand:Sori Yanagi
  • Material:Blade: Molybdenum vanadium stainless steel (Middle layer), 13-Chrome stainless steel (Outside layers), Handle: 18-8 stainless steel
  • Product type:Kitchen Knives
  • Country of origin:Japan
  • 100mm:Total length: 216 mm (Blade length 100 mm, Blade thickness 1.8 mm), Item weight (approx): 75 g, Shipping weight (approx): 310 g
  • 140mm:Total length: 270 mm (Blade length 140 mm, Blade thickness 1.8 mm), Item weight (approx): 135 g, Shipping weight (approx): 370 g
  • 180mm:Total length: 305 mm (Blade length 180 mm, Blade thickness 1.8 mm), Item weight (approx): 165 g, Shipping weight (approx): 400 g

Key Features

  • 3-layer clad blade: Molybdenum vanadium stainless steel core with softer stainless steel coating.
  • Hygienic 18-8 stainless steel handle seamlessly attached to the blade.
  • Abrasive blasting finish providing a good grip.
  • Double edged blade made by skilled master bladesmiths in Niigata, Japan.
  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2003.

Use & Care

  • Dishwasher safe.

Background

Sori Yanagi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1915. His father, Soetsu Yanagi started “Mingei (Japanese folk art)” promotion, which valued hand-crafted art of ordinary people and discovered beauty in everyday ordinary objects. Soetsu also helped to establish the Nihon Mingeikan, the Folk Crafts Museum of Japan.

Sori entered Tokyo Art School in 1934, where he studied both art and architecture. He was impressed by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s, and he got more interested in “design and objects” rather than paintings and buildings.

After World War II, Sori designed many kinds of products such as furniture, three-wheeled vehicle, Olympic cauldron, and pedestrian overpass. The water kettle was one of his most famous designs, which included the Butterfly chair in 1954 as well as his porcelain and silverware series.

Nihon Yoshokki Co Ltd was founded in 1955 in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, which is the center of cutlery and steel manufacturing. It manufactures most of the Sori Yanagi-designed kitchenware and tableware.

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