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Yoshihiro Blue Carbon Steel Hongasumi Edo Usuba Japanese Vegetable Knife 7.7 Hand Lacquered Fukui Urushi

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The Usuba is hefty enough to chop through heavy root vegetables with a blade that can thinly slice delicate tomatoes. Our handmade Yoshihiro Hongasumi knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans to create high quality knives that are indispensable in their craftsmanship and performance. Blue Steel #2 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 63 to 64, is forged with iron to create beautiful mist patterns, and an empahsis is placed on refined forging and polishing with the highest attention to detail. This knife is part of a limited edition that has the Japanese laquering technique of Fuki Urushi on its Japanese style handcrafted Magnolia wood handle affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster, and a Fuki Urushi laquered Magnolia wood protective sheath called a "Saya" with indentations called Chinagashi that are usually seen on Samurai sword sheaths. One of the most sought after of knives and fast becoming a new essential companion to the popular chef knife is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife known as the Usuba. The Usuba is reminiscent of a small cleaver and has a sharp tip for more intricate work. This knife is cherished for its ability to chop through root vegetables to thinly slicing delicate tomatoes. From prepping greens for a salad to chopping vegetables for a main dish, the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.
  • Grade: Hongasumi / Knife Type: Edo Usuba Vegetable Knife

  • Steel Type: Aoko (Blue Steel #2) High Carbon Steel

  • Blade: Single-Edged/ Blade Length: Available in 7.7" (195mm)

  • BOLSTER: Water Buffalo Horn (BOLSTER COLOR -VARIES) / Handle Material: Hand Lacquered in the Japanese art of Fuki Urushi

  • Hardness Rockwell C scale: 63-64 / Saya Cover: Lacquered Magnolia Wood Saya Included

Product Information   Specifications for Yoshihiro Blue Carbon Steel Hongasumi Edo Usuba Japanese Vegetable Knife 7.7 Hand Lacquered Fukui Urushi Below:

Manufacturer Yoshihiro
Brand Yoshihiro
Color Fukui Urushi Lacquered
UPC 740016863335

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