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This is the upgraded Kurouchi finish TC Blades 170mm left handed Usuba (Kanto). The Usuba is the traditional vegetable knife for the professional Japanese chef. Like other Japanese knives, usuba are chisel ground. Usuba characteristically have a flat edge, with little or no curve, and are tall, to allow knuckle clearance when chopping on a cutting board.There are several variations of the usuba. The Kanto variation has a square blunt tip, making it appear like a small meat cleaver.
This knife is "old school". The Honyaki blade is made of one single piece of steel not a laminate of hard steel and iron clad - and there in lays the difference. The blade is made of a high carbon tool steel called O1. It is an oil quenching steel considered by many to be a superb choice for kitch knives. We certainly think so.
Our line of "Upgraded finish" Japanese style kitchen knives provide the look and feel of a highly refined craftmanship - with super functionality and food processing abilities to boot. Made using high end materials for its handle and saya, and possessing the high quality O1 high carbon tool steel, a high polished bevel, while retaining the firescale above the shinogi line. This knife provides you with a hard working, long lasting, Japanese style hand made kitchen knife that is of exceptional quality and beauty.
Your knife will arive super sharp and ready to go straight out of the box. It is the perfect knife for anyone who appreciates high quality, uncompromising fit and finish, and a long lasting tool that will serve you for many years to come. The more you work with it, the more you sharpen and polish it on your stones, the nicer it will look and feel. If you are after an even cleaner more polished look right out of the box use ourto design and order your very own custom hand made TC Blades knife.
Blade: 170mm, left handed Usuba (Kanto style), Upgraded kurouchi finish in o1 tool steel - firescale left in tact. Bevel is high polished by hand
Handle: Octagon shaped handle, Rosewood w/ Ebony collar
Saya: Rosewood saya, Cherry peg.
*Comes complete with black storage bag and signed certificate of authenticity with your.
* The knife you recieve will be specially made upon your order. As such it will display slight variations from the knife shown in the images. Rest assured that both are hand made in the same shop and by the same hands.
* All knives are hand made with great care. We will incorporate your order as soon as payment is completed. ETA of the ordered item depends on the workload and schedule in our workshop and may take between 45 to 180 business days from time of payment completion. Work on pre-ordered items is on a "first come first serve" basis.