DescriptionKSVG0007: Shun Classic Pro - Usuba 6-1/2"Shun
The usuba is the quintessential Japanese vegetable knife. With its flat blade and squared-off tip, it is perfect for push/pull vegetable chopping. The straight edge cleanly contacts the cutting board so there is no need for the rocking cut used with a chef's knife. Since the entire blade contacts the board, there is much less chance for "accordion" vegetables, where the vegetable slices are still connected at the bottom because the knife hasn?t quite cut all the way through. The incredibly sharp, single-beveled Shun Classic Pro Usuba is an extremely useful and versatile vegetable knife. We?re sure the usuba will find its place in your kitchen just as is has in professional kitchens all over Japan.
SHUN offers the finest Japanese style cutlery built in their first class manufacturing facilities in Japan. For the true Japanese cuisine aficionado, nothing compares to the scalpel-like precision of a
single-bevel blade. The updated Shun Pro line features the same incredibly sharp chisel edges as in the past and Shun's signature D-shaped PakkaWood® handles, which lend a secure and comfortable grip.The incredibly beautiful graffiti-etched blade is made with high-carbon VG10 steel, which takes and holds an edge significantly longer than other steels. The blade backs are gently hollow ground, creating an air pocket between the knife and the food being cut, so the knife glides through food with quick precision.The wide shinogi (or blade bevel) makes sharpening these knives on a whetstone much easier.