Yoshihiro Hongasumi Blue Steel Kama Usuba Traditional Japanese vegetable Chopping Chef Knife Fuki Urushi LacquerProduct Code: HKUSKM195UR
Forged from High Carbon Blue Steel #2 with a HRC 63-64, this Hongasumi Yanagi with a traditional single edged grind exhibit a better edge retention and an ability to take on a finer edge than the Kasumi Yanagi made out of White Steel #2. Excellent for intermediate level chefs and comes ready to use out of the box. Magnolia wood sheath, knife oil, and rust eraser included. 100% handcrafted in Japan. Not mass produced.Our handmade Yoshihiro Hongasumi knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans to create high quality knives that are indispensable in their craftsmanship and performance. Blue Steel #2 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 63 to 64, is forged with iron to create beautiful mist patterns, and an empahsis is placed on refined forging and polishing with the highest attention to detail. This knife is part of a limited edition that has the Japanese laquering technique of Fuki Urushi on its Japanese style handcrafted Magnolia wood handle affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster, and a Fuki Urushi lacquered Magnolia wood protective sheath called a Saya with indentations called Chinagashi that are usually seen on Samurai sword sheaths. 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 Usuba. The Usuba is reminiscent of a small cleaver and has a sharp tip for more intricate work. 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||63-64||Handle Material||Fuki Urushi Lacquered|
|Grade||Hongasumi||Bolster Material||Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)|
|Stain Resistant||No||Handle Shape||Octagonal|
|Blade Material||Blue Steel #2||Saya Cover||Fuki Urushi Lacquered
|Edge Angle||Single Edged|