Yin and Yang Dynasty Set
Hand forged using ancient forging techniques
- Very tough multipurpose blades
- 5Cr15MOV steel, 59-61 HRC
Optimised edge retention
- Very good heat treatment, which provides an extremely fine sharpness
- Comes with two handcrafted leather sheaths
With the right care this knives will last you a lifetime!
Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.Linda Henley
These two knives are a combination made in heaven! The tiger is Yin and the dragon is Yang. Scroll down to find out why.
Whether small bones, large bones, wood, thin slices of meat or vegetables, these two knives can cut just about anything. ANYTHING. Due to the high weight of the blades, the razor-sharp edges penetrate through anything with only light pressure.
The Tatsu Dragon Cleaver has a very tough blade that can cut hard things without a problem, while the Yamada Yorikiyo Tiger Slicer's specialty lies in cutting raw and cooked meat, cartilage and vegetables.
Both the blade and the handle were handcrafted by experienced blacksmith artisans.
The handles are made of fine ebony wood, decorated on the front and back with noble brass facings. These handles are not only beautiful to look at, but also ensure that the knives are perfectly balanced. This allows you to work effortlessly for many hours despite the high weight.
Our Comment: Two unique and beautiful blades that perfectly compliment each other. They also make an awesome conversation starter at every BBQ. This knife combination will make a man's heart melt. Unreserved purchase recommendation!
How it's made
The 5Cr15MOV steel is heated to about 1200°C and then shaped with hammer blows. Once the basic shape is in place, the steel is heated again for hardening and cooled down in oil. Then it is heated in the furnace for 1-2h at 120-180°C to temper it. In the last step, the handle is applied and the knife is sharpened by hand. And there you go, a handmade piece of art!
Story behind these knives
The ancient Chinese Taoist philosophy explains the world in terms of two forces: Yin (shadowy) and Yang (bright). Everything in the universe results from the interaction of Yin and Yang.
The dragon and the tiger have long been symbols of these two forces. The dragon, a mythical animal believed to rule over the heavens, represents Yang. The tiger, considered the most powerful of all wild animals in ancient China, represents Yin.
The strongest creatures in history are represented in our Dynasty collection. Among them are the tiger and the dragon. You can find the tiger here and the dragon here. Both knives are impressively hand-forged and designed to complement each other perfectly in the kitchen.
Tatsu Dragon Cleaver
Total Length: 13.2 in (33.5 cm)
Blade Length: 8.2 in (21.0 cm)
Handle Length: 4.5 in (12.5 cm)
Blade Width: 4.3 in (11.0 cm) (The widest point)
Blade Thickness: 0.16 in (0.4 cm)
Net Weight: 1.58 lb (720 g)
Yamada Yorikiyo Tiger Slicer
Total Length: 16.7 in (42.5 cm)
Blade Length: 10.4 in (26.5 cm)
Handle Length: 6.3 in (16.0 cm)
Blade Width: 4.5 in (11.5 cm) (The widest point)
Blade Thickness: 0.12 in (0.3 cm)
Net Weight: 1.1 lb (485 g)
For optimal, long lasting sharpness we recommend you storing your knives using a knife block and sharpening your knives regularly using a whetstone or sharpening steel. The equipment can be found in our shop under Knife Sharpening Tools and Accessories. A detailed sharpening Instruction can be found here.
The average shipping times are as follows:
United States: 5-15 business days
- Canada: 5-15 business days
Australia: 5-15 business days
- Europe: 5-15 business days
We only accept orders from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
Please allow 1-4 business days to process and pack your order. Exceptions apply in the holiday season.
Import duties, and any other additional import charges and taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are ultimately the buyer's responsibility.
Shipping to remote areas (e.g. Alaska and Hawaii) can take 4-8 weeks.
Items in bundles can be shipped separately due to different shipping methods or weight. Accessories and knives are always shipped separately.
Detailed information on delivery times can be found here.
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- 30 days return from the day you receive your items.
- Item(s) must be returned in their original condition and packaging.
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- Orders can be canceled within 12 hours after placing the order.
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