Oryori Hajime VG-10 105mm (4.1")
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Oryori Hajime is a slightly unusual knife- a hybrid between an Usuba and a Petty knife, this 105mm blade is fit for various hand-free tasks (such as peeling). Due to the blade's flat belly, a feature common in vegetable knives, it excels at chopping on the kitchen board.
This tiny Usuba has been designed for kids to learn cutting skills - the blade and handle are more petite. But be careful, despite the miniature size, the knife is extremely sharp!
The main feature of the knife is a very thin and sharp blade. The blade is made of VG-10 steel and mounted on a traditional Japanese handle, which is polished in the traditional Urushi way.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||60-61|
|Overall length:||210mm (8.2")|
|Blade length:||105mm (4.1")|
|Spine thickness:||2mm (0.07")|
|Weight:||55g (1.9 oz)|
|Handle length:||105mm (4.1")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Urushi|
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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