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Sakai Kikumori Tokusei 165mm Usuba

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Usuba are single bevel knives, designed for vegetable work. Sakai Kikumori’s Tokusei series are hand forged by craftsmen in Sakai city. They are professional level workhorses, made with high grade carbon steel, easy to sharpen and have good edge retention.

**Extra care is required with carbon steel. No soaking or dishwashers! Dry well in between uses to avoid rust. Blade will develop a patina (discoloration) with normal use.

**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.

Blade Material: Shirogami #2 carbon steel with iron cladding

Handle Material: Magnolia wood with buffalo horn ferrule 

Hardness: 62-63 HRC

Blade Length: 6" (155mm)

Overall Length: 11.75" (298mm)

Height at Heel: 1.6" (41mm)

Thickness of Spine at Heel: .12" (3mm)

Weight: 5.2 oz (144 grams)


Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.


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