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Tojiro Shirogami Usuba 160mm
Tojiro Shirogami Usuba 160mm
Tojiro Shirogami Usuba 160mm

Tojiro Shirogami Usuba 160mm

Item #: F-918

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Shirogami is another word for white #2 steel. Some also call it white paper #2 because the steel is wrapped in white paper from the steel mill named Hitatchi. These knives are reactive carbon steel and they sharpen up really easily and hold an edge pretty well. Great knives for those who want to try a good value carbon steel knife. Some of these knives have a kurouchi finish which is a black, rough finish. Others are made with a satin finish that is shiny. All of them will develop patina over time and you need to keep them dry or else they could rust.

  • weight: 6.8oz
  • blade length: 155mm
  • total length: 300mm
  • spine thickness at base: 3.52mm
  • blade height: 44.42mm
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    3  4 stars for service; 3 for the knife, November 6, 2014
    Posted By: Michael

    I bought this knife to fool around with, as I've never used an usuba before. The knife arrived quickly but had a minor scratch extending from the spine to the shinogi line near the tip. To be honest, the scratch did not bother me a bit, but I figured it was worth mentioning. The edge out of the box was dull but the knife sharpened up very quickly and easily on the stone.

    While the knife performed well after sharpening, I felt the kurouchi finish made it more difficult to efficiently wipe the blade and that area has already developed a significant patina (Again, this does not bother me).

    Bottom line: I would recommend this knife to someone who is interested in usubas and has money to burn. Those who use this style of knife seriously would likely use a blade of at least 180mm or more.

    Service: 4 Knife: 3

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