Usuba (traditional vegetable knives)
Below you will find an overview of the traditional Japanese Usuba knives. These knives are not rust-resistant and often single-sided (making them suitable only for right-handed use).
You can read more about traditional Japanese knives here.
If you are looking for a universal knife that is double-sided (so suitable for both left- and right-handed use) then we can recommend a Nakiri such as the MCUSTA Hybrid series. This series has the appearance of a traditional knife with the advantages of "western knives" (including rust resistance).
- The VG-10 or Damascus Nakiri is a good alternative for a Usuba or Kama-usuba
The knives below are sorted by price.