Kamagata Usuba Vegetable Cleaver with Vintage Westinghouse Micarta (8 in)

Product Description for Kamagata Usuba Vegetable Cleaver with Vintage Westinghouse Micarta (8 in)

Maker: Joshua Fisher (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107003
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.80 in.
Total length: 12.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Blade: 8670 carbon steel with a single bevel grind
Handle: Vintage Westinghouse Micarta set on a full tang
Description: This exceptional usuba vegetable knife is the work of Kentucky bladesmith Joshua Fisher. Joshua is a full time knifemaker and a Forged in Fire champion (season 8, episode 23). He started making knives when he was 22 years old. He liked the idea of being able to take raw materials and make a functional tool that can be used every day. Joshua was honored to work with Wounded Warrior Project teaching veterans how to make knives, tomahawks, and other tools -- providing a unique experience and outlet for the veterans.
Kamagata usuba are used for cutting meats and vegetables into thin slices typical of Japanese cuisine. The cutting edge is quite thin and should not be used on hard rind vegetables. This knife, which is ground from the right hand side, is designed for right handed use. The Kamagata style combines a sharp tip that can be used for detail work with a long, keen edge for slicing.
The blade is hand ground 8670 carbon steel. This steel is used extensively in the lumber industry for making large circular saw blades. The nickel adds toughness and there is enough carbon for good edge holding. The blade features a single bevel grind, which ensures food release with less sticking to the side of the knife. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
Vintage Westinghouse Micarta handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. Micarta is extremely durable and offers a fantastic non-slip grip. Loveless style rivets secure the handle in place. The contoured handle will remain comfortable even after hours of use.
Exceptional work throughout!

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