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Moroha Usuba Type Japanese Kitchen Knife Definition

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Moroha Usuba ( 諸刃薄刃)
- A double bevel usuba is called a Moroha Usuba. Moroha is a term used to describe double beveled (ryouba) traditional knives sometimes, usually usuba, mukimono, or kawamuki. It is essentially a wa-handled nakiri with a machi, and a slightly more acutely-angled heel. Not as thick as a normal usuba. Sizes up to 210mm. Sakai Takayuki and Shigefusa, both make this type of Usuba.

Characteristics

  • Typically a Double Grind knife.
  • Common Blade Length - 180-210mm(7.09-8.27")
  • Blade Length Range - 180-210mm(7.09-8.27")


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