Blue Steel #2 has a small amount of Tungsten for hardness and Chromium for toughness. This results in a steel that has higher overall edge retention and hardness in comparison to White Steels. Many Blue steel knives at Sakai Ichimonji will feature a traditional ""Hamon"" or Wave like pattern defining the harder steel from the softer steel. NOTE* This is a Carbon Steel , which means it is susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly in between use."
|藍鋼#2||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.