Yoshihiro Kasumi White Steel Edo Usuba Traditional Japanese Vegetable Chopping Chef Knife, Magnolia Handle

日本製 Made in Japan
$310.00 $214.99
Product Code: KKUSED195MH

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日本製 Made in Japan

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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. Our handmade Yoshihiro Kasumi knives are crafted by our master artisans with the utmost care to create high quality knives that offer exceptional performance with exceptional value. White Steel #2 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62, is forged with iron to create beautiful mist patterns called Kasumi.


  • Kasumi White Steel Edo Usuba Vegetable Chopping Knife
  • Single-edged blade
  • Handmade Magnolia wood, D-shaped handle
  • Well balanced
  • Superior sharpness and edge retention
  • Handcrafted in Japan
  • The Yoshihiro Kasumi Edo Usuba Vegetable Chopping Japanese Knife with its cleaver shape and straight cutting edge-is perfect for chopping vegetables. This knife has been designed with a single-edge blade that makes full contact with the cutting surface in order to provide a clean cut through the vegetable’s fibers. In traditional Kasumi craftsmanship, this knife was forged by layering softer steel over a hard steel core. The core, made of high carbon white steel #2, allows for superior sharpness and edge retention while the softer iron forged around it adds durability.

    Hand crafted in Japan with traditional techniques, the Yoshihiro Kasumi Edo Usuba Vegetable Chopping Japanese Knife has a completely flat ground on front (shinogi), and a concave ground (urasuki) with a flat rim (uraoshi) on the back. As traditional Japanese knives and cutlery value sharpness, the hardness of the white steel #2 (62-63 HRC) lets these tradesmen make a thin, sharp cutting edge on the blade. It features the traditional, kasumi, mist-like pattern on the back of the blade, and comes with a shitan bolster, magnolia wood knife cover, knife oil, and rust eraser set. With its handmade, magnolia wood, D-shaped handle, this knife is well balanced.

    Care & Sharpening:

    Traditional Japanese knife making values a sharp edge, which requires attention and care. Sharpening and honing should be done with only water whetstones. Hand wash and dry only, and do so immediately if working with acidic ingredients. Do not use on objects such as bones, nutshells, and frozen foods.

    Additional information

    Knife Size

    7" (180mm), 7.5" (195mm), 8.25" (210mm)



    Knife Style

    Edo Usuba

    Bolster Material

    Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)

    Handle Shape


    Handle Material

    Magnolia wood

    Blade Material

    High Carbon White Steel #2

    Edge Angle

    Single Edged



    Saya Cover

    Magnolia wood

    Stain Resistant



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