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
Total length: 305 mm (Blade length 180 mm, Blade thickness 1.8 mm)
Item weight (approx): 165 g
Shipping weight (approx): 300 g
- 3-layer clad blade: Molybdenum vanadium stainless steel for the core, clad with softer stainless steel.
- Hygienic 18-8 stainless steel handle is seamlessly constructed.
- Handle is abrasive blasting finished for a good grip.
- Double edged blade.
- Blade edging made by skilled master bladesmiths in Niigata, Japan.
- Good design award in 2003.
Use & Care
Sori Yanagi was born in 1915 in Tokyo, Japan, as the son of Soetsu Yanagi, who founded the "mingei" movement which celebrated Japanese folk crafts and the beauty of everyday objects. Soetsu helped 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 influenced by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s. So, his interests moved from painting to buildings to design and objects.
After World War II, he designed many products: furniture, three-wheeled vehicles, Olympic cauldrons, pedestrian overpasses, etc. The water kettle was just one of Sori Yanagi’s most famous designs, which included the Butterfly chair from 1954, as well as his porcelain and silverware series. His designs can be found today in permanent exhibitions around the world- from MoMA in New York to the Louvre in Paris.