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Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store

Nakiri and Usuba Knife

Regular price $295 Unit price  per 

Description:  
"Nakiri" ("Leaf Cutter") is double bevel edged, has rectangle-sharp and very thin and sharp blade. Perfect for cutting vegetables.
Usuba ("Thin Blade") is a traditional Japanese vegetable knife, designed specifically to cut vegetables. The carbon steel core is forged from soft iron steel and blended  home to create this stain resistant 
steel.

Variation:
N/A

History: 

Many talented blacksmiths started emerging during the late Heian to the Kamakura period and five producing districts-Yamato, Bizen, Yamashiro, Soushu, Mino-were established, each with their own style and technique in forging Japanese swords.  In the Katana industry, these five areas became generically known as the “Gokaden” during the Meiji period(1868-1911). Then these kitchen knives emerged from these areas to reflect the traditional art of Japanese swords which are hand forged by skilled craftsman.

Measurement: 
Nakiri knife: 180mm (7 inches) 
Usuba knife: 190mm (7.7 inches) 

Materials:
180mm Nakiri Knife:
Blade: Blue Steel #2 KUROUCHI finish.
Clad Steel: Soft Stainless
Handle: Red Sandalwood
Collar: Plywood

190mm Usuba Knife:
Blade: Silver 3 Steel / Single Bevel
Handle: Red Sandalwood
Collar: Plywood

Care Instructions:
Hand wash with warm water, towel dry very well immediately after each use. Use Sharpening stone to maintain the blade. Do not cut hard materials, such as bone or frozen food. It can damage the blade. 

Return Policy / Shipping:  Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store
Nakiri and Usuba Knife - tortoise general store