Hand Forged
Remade in England
Using Upcycled Materials


The steel used for this kitchen knife is some 60-100 years old, originally being made in Sheffield, world renownd for exceptional quality steel. 

It's life has already been lived - it's a discarded vintage engineers file. Used to slowly cut and machine all sorts of metal into shape.

By fire I can forge this material into something entire new that can be lovingly used  to prepare food every day.


Tradionally a knife for cleanly cutting sushi, it's intended to be used heel-to-tip in one, very clean slicing action. The longer blade length facilitating this method of cutting. There are many variations of the Yanagi-ba (and knives of this function), I will reach out to confirm your requirements after checkout. Feel free to reach me directly with any questions beforehand.

  • High carbon steel blade forged from reclaimed vintage Sheffield steel
  • Handle madefrom a choice of locally sourced hardwoods
  • Copper alloy forged bolster and pin
  • Intended for taking clean slices in one pull, heel to tip. 
  • Available in single (left or right handed) or double bevel
  • Blades typically 10-12" in length - you choose.
  • Handles typically 5-6" in length 

Note that this knife is made of high carbon steel which unlike ordinary stainless steel knives, will react to it's environment . See my care tips in my FAQ.

Your knife will vary slightly from these photos, due to the nature of using natural & reclaimed materials, but it's function and design will be the same. Your desired size will be requested after checkout.


Three choices.

1. Order now

Turn around is currently 8-12 weeks. This is the quickest way to get your knife.

Blade Length

2. Installments

Installment plans only require £100 up front, and the rest spread out over 3 additional payments. The work is added to my list after full payment. For more installment plan choices, please contact me directly.

Yanagiba 11"
Number of payments 4
No. Due* Amount
1 At checkout £250.00 GBP
2 after 4 weeks £200.00 GBP
3 after 8 weeks £200.00 GBP
4 after 12 weeks £200.00 GBP
Total £850.00 GBP
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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Hi, I’m Richard!

  • I am passionate about sourcing food locally, which partly inspires my hand forged, upcycled kitchen knives
  • I've always loved to cook. I'm someone who gets excited by bizarre things like purple sprouting broccoli and freshly baked bread, but I have never been a chef
  • I love to travel, mostly for food
  • My workshop is based in the heart of Shropshire, England

Sushi/Sashimi Yanagiba Knife, Hand Forged and Remade in England

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