Sakai Shigekatsu Usuba (vegetable knife), 180 mm
Sakai Shigekatsu Usuba
This beautiful Japanese vegetable knife has a classic single-sided sharpened blade. The knife has a core of Japanese Shirogami carbon steel and a traditional handle of Honoki wood. This knife is completely forged by hand by Shigekatsu-san and is unique in its kind.
A Usuba is the traditional single-sided sharpened vegetable knife from Japan. Due to the straight cut and the hollow backside of the knife, this knife is excellent for embossing. A Usuba is also used for specialized cuts such as katsuramuki, where a vegetable cylinder is peeled into a thin sheet.
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: 315 mm
- Weight: 178 grams
- Thickness: max 3.6 mm (at the handle)
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese shirogami # 2 steel (non-stainless) with 1 layer of steel on the outside (Sanmai forged)
- Hardness: 62 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: traditional honoki handle with plastic bolster (suitable for right-handed use)
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Shigekatsu-san are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.