G-Line Edo Usuba Knife
G-Line Edo Usuba Knife
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G-Line VG-1 Usuba Knife ( Edo Type )

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G-Line Series

  • Blade: VG-1 Stainless Steel
  • High Durability and good sharpness.
  • Hygienic and easy-to-use Western Style Handle.

This knife cannot use Wooden Saya.

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1ueg-165 165 290 175
Blade Material Name Handle
Single Edged

Single Edged

VG-1 Compressed plywood handle with brim

Usuba (Edo Type)

Usuba Knives are used for cutting, chopping, and peeling vegetables in Japanese cuisine. The Edo type (the rectagle shape) is common used in the Kanto region (the eastern part of Japan). The top of the edge is rounded to avoid being stuck on the cutting board and there is a space on the blade for putting the vegetable on.Most professionals use a 210mm type of Usuba Knife which has single-edged blade. On the contrary, a Nakiri Knife which has double-edged blade is more popular for home use.


Stainless Steel

VG1 stainless steel is a high quality steel that has been used extensively in knife making. It features a high hardness and is manufactured with advanced steel making techniques, resulting in a steel with low impurities.
It can be a little difficult to sharpen but will hold its edge for longer than some other steels so it is recommended for people after a blade that will stay sharp for longer.

Compressed plywood handle with brim


Compressed Plywood handles are finished by hand and provide good balance and durable.

Full Steel

Forging Process

A full steel blade or Mono-Steel blade means that only one type of steel has been used in its construction from spine to edge. Making knives with a single steel type requires expert attention during the manufacturing process to ensure the blade does not become overly brittle or warped. Differentiating a high quality Mono-Steel Blade from a low quality Mono-Steel blade can be quite difficult at a quick glance.

Optional Engraving

Optional Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here

A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.


After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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