GOKOO Usuba 210mm Layered Stainless Steel

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GOKOO Usuba 210mm Layered Stainless Steel
Usuba ( Vegetable knife ) from Gokoo.
This Usuba knife is designed for cutting vegetables. 
This authentic Usuba has a single, large surface of edge on one side and hollow concave on the other side.  This is the secret for the superior sharpness of single bevel Japanese knives as the hollow side catches the ingredient while the edge side separates or push out the cut ingredient.
The wide surface of rectangle blade works really well slicing, dicing and cutting all sort of vegetables.
Usuba ( and Nakiri ) perform better with push and pull cutting motions and because of the straight edge line, rocking motion doesn't suit.
The core steel for edge is durable Gold stainless steel forged with 8 Chrome - Vanadium stainless steel.
Each blade has a unique pattern of wave called Kasumi from forging 2 types of steels together.
The handle is made from Ho - Wood ( Japanese Big Leaf Magnolia ) capped with Water Buffalo horn ferrule at the top.  Ho - Wood is light, naturally antibacterial and increases grips when wet.
This traditional Usuba is handcrafted with love, pride and maybe some scratches from the knife master.
Size, weight and colour of bolster may differ slightly from knife to knife.
This knife is designed for right hand user.  The measurement for Usuba knife is from tip to little gap at the top of handle called "Machi" and not to the heel of the blade.  Each knife is hand - sharpened using various whet stones for full performance prior to shipping.
Total length 360mm
Blade length 200mm ( From tip to the heel )
Blade width  49mm
Blade thickness 4.2mm
Weight 300g
Edge Single bevel for right hand
Blade Gold Kasumi forged with 8 Chrome - Vanadium stainless steel
Handle D-shaped Ho Wood ( Japanese Big Leaf Magnolia ), Water Buffalo Horn Bolster
HRC 60-61

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