White Steel Kasumi Kamagata Usuba Knife 210mm
White Steel Kasumi Kamagata Usuba Knife 240mm
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White Steel Kasumi Kamagata Usuba Knife

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Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1uk9-240 230 395 310
1uk9-150 145 280 130
1uk9-165 155 300 140
1uk9-180 170 320 165
1uk9-195 185 340 215
1uk9-210 200 355 245
1uk9-225 210 375 270
Blade Material Name Handle
Single Edged

Single Edged

White Steel #2 Magnolia Round Handle with Buffalo horn bolster

Usuba Knife

This knife is widely used for all kinds of vegetables such as peeling, chopping, dividing, and shaving.It has a straight blade from the chin to the cutting edge.Most professionals use around 210mm.For home use, people use double-edged vegetable knives instead of single-edged thin knives.

White Steel #2

Steel Material
White Steel #2 is very pure and can produce sharp edges with less brittleness than White Steel #1 , allowing for more forgiving use which has made it increasingly popular with professional chefs in recent years.NOTE* This is a Carbon Steel , which means it is susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly in between use.

Magnolia Round Handle with Buffalo horn bolster

Our Magnolia wood handles are made from natural Magnolia and Buffalo Horn ( Ethically sourced Horn ).The Magnolia and Buffalo Horn are fitted tightly together then shaped and polished in the traditional round style to not only look beautiful, but also feel comfortable in the hand.

Forge Welding

Forging Process
Forging is the main process for producing high quality blades.A craftsmen will heat a piece of Steel in a forge, and repeatedly strike it with a hammer, shaping the Steel into the desired blade shape and also at the same time refining the grain size and driving impurities out of the Steel. The blade is then hardened and later tempered to relieve stress.Forging generally produces a superior blade to the more common stamping method used by large companies.

Mei-kiri Engraving

Mei-Kiri Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide can have your name in Kanji (Japanese Characters) engraved by one of our skilled craftsmens for free.
This service is provided exclusively to customers who purchase their knives directly from Sakai Ichimonji and is available at the time of purchase only.Our friendly staff can also assist in finding the appropriate Kanji for your name.
The engraving process is completed by hand using a hammer and chisel.NOTE* Some knives cannot be engraved due to shape,hardness or blade pattern. Please consult with a staff member who may suggest alternatives.
sOur knife engraving service is a unique way to personalize your newly purchased blade and is a great idea for gifts.

A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
. This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.


After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.