Like the nakiri, the usuba is designed as a specialist vegetable knife but with some notable differences - its name translates to "thin blade" and unlike the nakiri, is a single bevel knife and either designed for left or right handed use. Typically they're found in the hands of more experienced chefs or knife users because they require a little more practice to master.

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