Kamagata Usuba knife, Shirogami 3, polished finish - Sakai Takayuki
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Sakai Takayuki have a long and distinguished history of excellent knives. Using expertise that has been passed down generations, they have produced a superb hand-forged collection of shirogami 3 knives.
SHAPE: Usuba. This single bevel vegetable knife excels at precise cuts. It is one of the three knives always found in a sushi chef's arsenal. This knife is only suitable for right handers. Traditional Japanese knives, such as this, should exclusively be sharpened by hand on Whetstones.
STEEL: Shirogami 3, the lowest carbon count out of the shirogami series. It has lower finished hardness which makes it tough ("less chippy") and easy to sharpen.
HANDLE: D-shaped Magnolia handle, plastic ferrule. (Right handed)
MAKER: Sakai Takayuki
BEST FOR: Sushi lovers and those wanting extreme precision in their veg prep!
SAUNDERS SAYS: "Equally good at slicing off your fingertips"