As a material, White Steel #1 is also very difficult to work with, requiring a significant level of skill to forge, shape, harden and temper into a usable blade.
|Product number||Actual Blade Length (mm)||Full Length (mm)||Total Weight (g)|
|AUS-8||Magnolia Round Handle with Buffalo horn bolster|
Usuba is widely used for all kinds of vegetables such as peeling, chopping, dividing, and shaving.The Edo-usuba knife is a type commonly used in the Kanto region, with a square blade and a rounded cutting edge.The blade is square and the cutting edge is rounded, so it is less likely to pierce the cutting board, and it is also safer when placing vegetables in a pot. Most professionals use around 210mm.For home use, people use double-edged vegetable knives called "Nakiri" instead of Usuba knives.
AUS-8 Steel is a standard Stainless Steel that is often used in knives due to its corrosion resistance and ease of sharpening in comparison to other Steels.
Magnolia Round Handle with Buffalo horn bolster
Our Magnolia wood handles are made from natural Magnolia and Buffalo Horn ( Ethically sourced Horn ).The Magnolia and Buffalo Horn are fitted tightly together then shaped and polished in the traditional round style to not only look beautiful, but also feel comfortable in the hand.
Forging is the main process for producing high quality blades.A craftsmen will heat a piece of Steel in a forge, and repeatedly strike it with a hammer, shaping the Steel into the desired blade shape and also at the same time refining the grain size and driving impurities out of the Steel. The blade is then hardened and later tempered to relieve stress.Forging generally produces a superior blade to the more common stamping method used by large companies.
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.