I.O. Shen

by Roland J. McKay

I have used many fine Japanese Yanagiba and have my favorites. I recently bought a rather inexpensive I.O. Shen, a Taiwanese blade, Rockwell 62 sandwiched between Rockwell 10. This knife greatly impressed me. The 270mm is wonderfully sharp and I use Shun whetstones only to restore the cutting edge which lasts a long time. I have retired my other very fine yanagibas for awhile. The Chinese technology will take market share but I guess the traditionalists will stay with the Japanese brands. Congratulations I.O. Shen.

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Feb 13, 2016
Thanks for your insight
by: Allaboutsushiguide

I appreciate your insight on this i.o. Shen. I haven't heard of it but will keep an eye out for it.

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