Top 10 Best Usuba Knives 2020

Yoshihiro Stain Resistant Steel Usuba Japanese Vegetable Knife

Yoshihiro 160mm Aoko Stain Resistant Steel Usuba Japanese Vegetable Knife, 6.5-Inch, Blue

Yoshihiro is a world-class company that sells to leading chefs all over the world. Chop vegetables like a pro with this knife. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family. This classic traditional cutting knife is made by Yoshihiro Aoko Usuba. The Japanese Vegetable Knife has a 6.5-Inch cold hammered steel blade that is very sharp and easy to use. The inner core is forged of high carbon Blue Steel #2 and is sandwiched in the traditional method of ‘Warikomi’ between two layers of stainless steel. With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62-63, Blue Steel #2 is prized for its ability to form extremely sharp edges and its excellent edge retention. You should hand wash the knife for best results.

Yoshihiro Lacquered Magnolia Wooden Blade Protector Saya Cover for Usuba/nakiri Vegetable Chef Knife (165mm)

Yoshihiro Lacquered Magnolia Wooden Blade Protector Saya Cover for Usuba/Nakiri Vegetable Chef Knife (165mm)

This is not a knife but the cover is so beautiful we include it in your Top 10 List! Inside dimension: 1.8″W x 0.1″H (48mm x 3mm) For Usuba / Nakiri 6.5” (165mm) Knifes or other brands that are smaller or fit this size. Yoshihiro has developed a high quality and stunningly beautiful cover for their Magnolia Wooden Blade Usuba vegetable knife. This cover made of Japanese magnolia wood is eco-friendly and does not contain harmful resins. Tree sap is used to make a nontoxic coating for the knife that will not harm the carbon blade. The cover resists stains and chips and is easy to wipe off with a washcloth. Make sure the knife is thoroughly dry before placing it back in its guard. The cover comes with a limited lifetime warranty

Wüsthof Classic Nakiri Vegetable Knife with Hollow Edge

Wüsthof Classic Nakiri Vegetable Knife with Hollow Edge

This best selling knife is very popular among chefs. Made in Germany the Wüsthof Classic Nakiri Vegetable Knife with Hollow Edge has no comparison. Laser-cut from a single piece of high-carbon no-stain steel; full tang, the Granton edged blade is angled on both sides so you can chop or slice with accuracy. The high-impact handle is riveted to the full tang for superior balance and ease of movement. The knife is thirty percent sharper than comparable Asian style blades. Hand clean for best results.

Wüsthof 7″ Gourmet Nakiri Vegetable Knife with Hollow Edge

Wüsthof Gourmet Nakiri Vegetable Knife with Hollow Edge

The Wüsthof 7-inch Nakiri knife with a Granton-edge stainless steel blade is great for slicing, chopping and dicing vegetables and greens with precision and produces fine even cuts. Will not pull or tear plants, clean crisp cut. Wüsthof’s Gourmet Nakiri knife is made in Germany from laser-cut, high carbon no-stain steel and is very durable. Used by the best chefs the world over. The synthetic polypropylene handle is riveted to hold it securely. Needs to be hand washed for best results.

Kai Wasabi Black Nakiri Knife

Kai 6716N Wasabi Black Nakiri Knife, 6-1/2-Inch

Don’t waste all your time in the kitchen preparing dinner. This Kai Wasabi Black Nakiri Knife is quintessential of traditional, classic Japanese chopping knives. Ment to chop vegetables quickly and efficiently. The blade is made from Daido 1K6 high-carbon, stainless steel for superior edge retention. The Japanese symbol for wasabi is on the six-inch blade. Synthetic polypropylene handle for balance and durability that has been treated with antimicrobial agents for a clean sanitary kitchen.

Shun Edo 6-1/2-Inch Single Bevel Usuba Knife

Shun Edo BB1513 6-1/2-Inch Single Bevel Usuba Knife

Shun knives are the alpha and the omega of the knife world. Cooking with them is a pleasure. This Shun Edo BB1513 is a 6-1/2-Inch Single Bevel Usuba Knife. Usuba knives are used for chopping and dicing. This knife will make quick work of your vegetables without tearing the skin. The blade is precision forged from one piece of steel so that it is both durable and well balanced. Shun Edo knives are given the ancient name of Tokyo which was Edo. They are NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.

ZHEN Japanese Usuba/Nakiri Hollow Ground Knife/Cleaver

ZHEN Japanese 67-Layer Damascus VG-10 Vegetable Usuba/Nakiri Hollow Ground Knife/Cleaver, 7-Inch

Japanese cooking has become very popular throughout the United States. What better way to get started with Japanese cooking than to have high-quality Japanese knives. This ZHEN Japanese vegetable cleaver is made from 67-Layer Damascus stainless steel from Japan. The very strong 7-Inch blade weighs less than half a pound and is light and well balanced. The handle is made from Pakkawood and is both comfortable and easy to handle. The knife is designed to cut vegetable, fruits and meats only, not bones.

Shun Pro 6-1/2-Inch Usuba Knife

Shun Pro 6-1/2-Inch Usuba Knife

The Shun Pro 6-1/2-Inch Usuba Knife is in a class by itself. The Graffiti-etched blade is made of pure high-carbon VG10 steel that is durable and stays sharp. The D shaped Pakkawood handle is beautiful to look at but also very functional allowing a firm grip. Total length is 12 inches. This knife is from Shuns Premier Line and is of high quality. Trusted by chefs. Dishwasher safe but hand wash for best results. Take this knife home to your kitchen.

Japanese Vegetable Chefs Knife 6 inch 1st Edition

Yoshihiro VG10 16 Layers Hammered Damascus Nakiri Japanese Vegetable Chefs Knife 6 inch 1st Edition

16 Layers of hammered Damascus blue steel make this knife one of the strongest and sharpest knives on the market. The Yoshihiro VG10 16 Nakiri style Japanese 1st Edition knife is superb at slicing and chopping vegetables. This knife will reduce your prep time and make cooking a thrill. The smooth wooden Mahogany handle has a full tang and is perfectly balanced. This knife is 100% handcrafted by artisan workers in Japan to make a functional work of art. Yoshihiro is the standard in Japanese cutlery and stands behind their work 100%

Shun Premier Nakiri Knife

Shun TDM0742 Premier Nakiri Knife, 5.5-Inch

The Shun TDM0742 Premier Nakiri Knife is only 5.5 inches long but packs a lot in a compact body. In Japan, the Nakiri knife is the quintessential essence of the kitchen – used for chopping and slicing vegetables. The blade features hand-hammered steel that reduces drag while cutting so has less food sticking to the blade. The Pakkawood wooden handle is comfortable to hold and nestles nicely into your palm. This knife will last a long time with careful handwashing. Limited lifetime warranty.

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