Karasu is a specialised Japanese knife shop in the heart of Amsterdam. We offer a large, and still growing, selection of Japanese culinary knives and sharpening stones. My goal is to improve everyone's cooking experience by supplying high quality tools with all the right information and necessary maintenance.

Weteringstraat 19

1017 SL Amsterdam,

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Tuesday - Saturday


Instagram: @karasuknives 

Email: info@karau-knives.com

Phone: +31 (0)6 30 54 00 36

What is a Yanagiba?

The traditional Japanese slicer. The king of knives and ofter referred to as ’Sushi knife’ it is used for slicing boneless protein. More specific and less versatile compared to the Sujihiki, the performance of the properly sharpened Yanagiba will yield much higher quality results due to their geometry and sharpness. Characteristics in steel are pronounced in single bevel knives and different sharpeners make for much variety, please contact us directly if you need help in finding the right knife.