Kaiden B2 Honkasumi 195 usuba

Top grade honkasumi 195mm usuba vegetable knife knife forged from blue 2 steel, advanced edge retention, excellent fit and finish. Reliable workhorse yanagiba by Kaiden.

Kaiden B2 Honkasumi 195 usuba

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Kaiden Blue 2 Usuba 195mm

A PRO grade vegetable knife made from Blue 2 steel with advanced edge retention and sharpness. The usuba is a Japanese knife purpose built for cutting vegetables, it's the single bevel version of the nakiri. The usuba's main purpose is general veg prep. For the adventurous, the thin sharp edge is useful for intricate work such as katsuramuki, shaving thin sheets of vegetables. The usuba requires more skill than the nakiri to use and is favoured by professional chefs in Japan and all over the world.

Handle is octagonal ichii wood with black buffalo horn bolster.

Kaiden B2 Honkasumi Series

Single bevel Japanese knives from Sakai region are famous amongst chefs the world over. While there are other regions that make single bevel knives, the benchmark has always been those forged and sharpened in Sakai.

While most in the know are fully aware of the hierarchy of steels (blue and white 1,2,3 etc) the differing grades of forging and sharpening finish are not so common knowledge.

Although different Sakai knife houses have differing designations for the lower grades most agree that the "Honkasumi" name should be kept for the highest finish blades forged and sharpened by the best and most experienced tradesmen. Kaiden Honkasumi follow this tradition by presenting professional knives of the highest calibre. A highly polished "ago", "uraoshi" finish and beautiful contrast in the hagane and jigane sets the standard for our B2 series.

Kaiden B2 knives are comparable to the top of the line "Masamoto KA Hon-Kasumi Gyokuseiko" series and "Korin Aoko Honkasumi knives" but with superior fit and finish upgraded octagonal Ichii handle and without the premium pricetag of Masamoto.

We are very fortunate to be able to present these knives to our customers.

Please note:

  • This is a single bevel knife (one sided edge) for right handed users only.
  • Only sharpen on sharpening stones. This knife should NEVER be sharpened on a honing steel.


Style Usuba Blade Length 180mm
Overall Length 330mm Weight 200gm
Blade Thickness 3.8mm Tang Pin tang
HRC (hardness)
Composition Hitachi blue 2
Edge Kataba bevel for right handers Saya Not included


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