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Richmond Sakai White #2 Usuba 180mm
Richmond Sakai White #2 Usuba 180mm
Richmond Sakai White #2 Usuba 180mm

Richmond Sakai White #2 Usuba 180mm

Item #: SakaiUsuba180

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Our Price: $160.00
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The Usuba is a traditional vegetable knife used by professional Japanese chefs. Like other Japanese professional knives, usuba are chisel ground, and have a bevel on the front side, and have a hollow ground urasuki on the back side. Like all usubas this knife has a flat edge, with virtually no curve. It is tall, to allow knuckle clearance when chopping on a cutting board.

Usuba literally means "thin blade". Which is required for cutting through firm vegetables without cracking them. Due to its height and straight edge, usuba are also used for specialized cuts such as katsuramuki, (shaving a vegetable cylinder into a thin sheet).This particular knife shape is known as a Kamasaka Usuba.

The blade is made from the popular Hitachi White #2 carbon steel with an iron cladding. It will corrode if not cared for properly. The inner core steel takes and keeps a good edge and it is quite easy to sharpen. But do remember that this is a single bevel blade as so it is only suitable for righties!

The simple Ho wood handle has a D shape profile and is attached to the blade with a buffalo horn ferrule. A really nice custom Saya and pin complete the package.

  • weight: 5.8oz
  • blade length: 173mm
  • total length: 320mm
  • spine thickness at base: 3.81mm
  • blade height: 44.37mm
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    5  Great Value , February 22, 2015
    Posted By: Charlie S

    OTB fit/finish and sharpness left a little something to be desired. After a quick sharpening, I have to say I love this knife. Plowed through a whole case of tomatoes and a whole case of cucumbers for a big event with no problem. Feels great in the hand and makes nice, clean, cuts. I am a fan of White #2, while it doesn't have the best edge retention, it can great very sharp. For the price, this is a great knife. Really great value.

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