(literally: Willow blade raw fish knife)
Ebay sells swords!
Or… Knife? Errr, no…. Nope. That’s definitely a sword.
Actually, it’s a Japanese sashimi knife. Specially designed to chop raw fish into lovely edible pieces.
Shut your face, it’s definitely a sword. Forged specifically for the cleaving of fish from…. other fish?
The point is: Only one side of it is ground at an angle – the back is completely, shinily, flat.
(photo of back here)
Oh… I see…
It’s very, very sharp. Normal knives have a 15 degree angle on both sides – this only has half that angle.
Great for cutting slabs of sashimi grade tuna and salmon into usable pieces – beautiful pieces with very flat, very smooth sides, and sharp defined corners and edges.
(because of the very smooth, very flat back-side of the knife.)
Combined with a few prepared ingredients…
… and a tad of finishing.