Yoshihiro Ao Ryu Blue Steel #1 Edo Usuba Traditional Japanese vegetable Chopping Chef Knife Octagon Ebony Handle

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The Edo Usuba is reminiscent of a small cleaver and has a blunt tip that comes in handy for such things as cutting the eye out of a potato. The Usuba is hefty enough to chop through heavy root vegetables with a blade that can thinly slice delicate tomatoes. Ao Ryu Blue wave forged and refers to the beautiful wave like patterns on the blade that are formed when Blue Steel #1 is forged with iron.

Our handmade Yoshihiro Ao Ryu Blue Steel knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans. Aoko Blue Steel #1 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 63 to 64, is intricately forged with iron to create beautiful wave like patterns. It takes a very high degree of skill to create knives of exceptional performance with such exquisite beauty. 


Our Yoshihiro Ao Ryu Blue Steel knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Ebony handle affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster, and a protective wooden sheath called a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. One of the most sought after of knives and fast becoming a new essential companion to the popular chefs knife is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife known as the Edo Usuba. The Edo Usuba is reminiscent of a small cleaver and has a blunt tip that comes in handy for such things as cutting the eye out of a potato. This knife is cherished for its ability to chop through root vegetables to thinly slicing delicate tomatoes. From prepping greens for a salad to chopping vegetables for a main dish, the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

HRC 64 Handle Material Ebony
Grade Ao Ryu Aonamiuchi Bolster Material Horn
Stain Resistant No Handle Shape Octagonal
Blade Material Blue Steel #1 Saya Cover Magnolia
Edge Angle Single Edged

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