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SpikeC
08-26-2011, 12:16 AM
Battle bamboo shoot. The challenger from Kyoto used a huge usuba to do katsuramuki. very impressive, he held the bevel side of the knife against the shoot. I would have thought that the hollow side would be against the product. Chen just chops away with his cleaver, then does this intricate detail work with it.

orange
08-26-2011, 09:36 AM
Yes, starting at 5:30 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvD3TeQkOcQ.
The challenger has a nice aritsugu....2:46 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RemgIe4AKK0&NR=1




Battle bamboo shoot. The challenger from Kyoto used a huge usuba to do katsuramuki. very impressive, he held the bevel side of the knife against the shoot. I would have thought that the hollow side would be against the product. Chen just chops away with his cleaver, then does this intricate detail work with it.

ecchef
08-26-2011, 10:46 AM
Nah, bevel side is always down. Otherwise it would just dig in. Works like a chisel.
Nice deba work too.