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 tip to handle end)
- Blade Height: 50.8mm (Heel to spine)
- Blade Thickness: 3.12mm (Spine width above the heel)
- Total Weight: 157 grams
- Core Steel: White #1
- Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
- Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Handle Material: Rosewood with plastic ferrule
- Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)
Although the other knives in this range are double bevel, this particular knife is single bevel and designed for Right handed only use only.
Product SKU: YUKIH-003
Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.
Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.
Meet the maker
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.