Completely hand-made by Yukihiro-san with a durable shirogami / white #1 core clad in soft-iron with a kurouchi finish, the usuba is perfect for your more heavy duty veg prep.
Please note this is a single bevel knife designed for right handed use and as such does require a little more skill to use correctly and is harder to sharpen than the double bevel nakiri so if you're looking for the easier option for veg prep then we recommend the nakiri.
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- Blade Length: 186mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 324mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade Thickness: 3.12mm (Measured level with heel)
- Blade Height: 50.8mm (Heel to spine)
- Total Weight: 157 grams
- Steel Type - Cladding: Soft Iron
- Steel Type - Core: White #1
This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Handle Material: Rosewood with plastic ferrule
Product SKU: 11304
Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.
Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.
Compatable saya or guard
Yukihiro Sakai is now an independent blacksmith carrying on the traditional style of forge welding knives in-house having spent his apprenticeship learning his craft under Nishida. He represents one of the next generation of blacksmiths who still enjoy working in a traditional style and making everything in-house.