Forged with blue steel (Yasugi steel) that contains iron and tungsten (for hardness), chromium (for tenacity) and alloy carbide (for hardness).Due to its resistance to wear abrasion and excellent durability, it makes a great usuba knife (Kanto-style).Most suitable as a kitchen knife for vegetables, it is a perfect for fine cutting such as slicing thin strips, making vegetable carvings and strips.
Wood of the deciduous tall Magnoliaceae tree that is grown in forests around Japan is used to craft the handle. Being light and soft, this type of wood can be processed very easily. Besides being used to produce knife handles and sheath, Magnoliaceae wood is also widely used as a material for sculpture, lacquerware, furniture, musical instrument and more.
[Purpose of use]
This Japanese petit knife is a mixed designed of Japanese and Western style;
with a Japanese knife-style handle and a single-material blade, designed for Japanese
cuisine chefs to comfortably handle along with a touch of traditional Japanese 'wa' in its style.
It is suitable for delicate works, such as peeling, thin-slices, and mincing of vegetables.
|Product number||1ue8-195||Knife Style||Edo Usuba Knife|
|Steel material||Carbon steel Blue steel #2||Blade||Single bevel|
|Handle||Magnolia Wood||Blade Length||185mm|
Please clean thoroughly after use and wipe dry with a dry cloth.
Do not use on frozen food items. There are no two identical pieces as they are all hand-crafted.
The weight and length stated are to be used as a guide only.
Water buffalo horns are natural materials, and as such, the handles may differ in color.
The photographs are not a true representation of the exact color.
We will engrave your name on the knife you ordered for free.
The alphabets are engraved individually(capital letters only).
For Japanese knives, there are cases where smaller font size is used for engraving when more alphabets are requested.
Please contact us if you wish to engrave in Kanji.
※Please note that as engraving is done by hand, there may be cases where the depth and alignment are not the same.
※ Engraved knives cannot be exchanged or returned.