Nenohi Hon-Kasumi White Kamagata Usuba 180mm Ho Wood Handle
Nenohi Cutlery is a venerated company in Tokyo carrying Western style knives under Nenox and Japanese style blades under Nenohi. Their single bevel Japanese knives are crafted from high quality white and blue carbon steels, known for their level of high fit and finish, great in-hand feel and suitability for high workload professional kitchens.
Nenohi Hon-Kasumi (‘Premier’ Kasumi series) knives constructed from white steel offer excellent edge quality and takes little time to achieve. Sharpening will take a little more time and patience, but thanks to the remarkably thin and consistent ura line on the flat side, it will still be an enjoyable endeavor. We recommend this to professional or avid home sushi enthusiasts looking for a single-bevel knife that does not compromise on steel quality or fit and finish.
‘Kasumi’ here refers to the opaque, milky-white finish on the flat of the blade some describe as mist-like. It will fade with repeated use and sharpening over time, not to worry. Touch it up with Tosho’s in-house Kasumi powder when you wish to restore its original luster.
A Kamagata usuba is a variation of the traditional usuba, a Japanese single-sided blade that is designed mainly for rotary peeling (‘katsuramuki’ in Japanese) various vegetables. Originating from the Kansai (Osaka) region, the Kamagata usuba’s rounded tip helps with more delicate work and decorative cutting, while the extremely thin edge allows for precise cuts that preserve the integrity and texture of vegetables. We recommend an usuba for any professional cooks working in restaurants requiring specific knife skills such as katsuramuki and preparation of vegetable garnishes.
Brand: Nenohi 子の日
Blacksmith: Yoshikazu Ikeda 池田 美和
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Kamagata Usuba
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) Steel, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 320mm
Edge Length: 165mm
Handle to Tip Length: 185mm
Blade Height: 44mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Hand Orientation: Right Handed
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