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welshstar
07-21-2012, 05:57 PM
Hi

What is a Kataba sytle Usuba please

Thanks

Alan

JBroida
07-21-2012, 06:01 PM
just means single bevel... ryoba means double bevel. So, usuba is always kataba... both higashi-gata and kamagata usuba.

RRLOVER
07-21-2012, 06:28 PM
just means single bevel... ryoba means double bevel. So, usuba is always kataba... both higashi-gata and kamagata usuba.

I did own a Shigi ryoba kamagata usuba,I know it's not a true usuba but it was sold as an usuba.

knyfeknerd
07-21-2012, 06:36 PM
I did own a Shigi ryoba kamagata usuba,I know it's not a true usuba but it was sold as an usuba.

I once owned a Shun "Nakiri" which was single-bevel, so really an usuba. Just uninformed knifemaking or semi-clever marketing. Actually, I'm not sure what to really call it as it did not have a true uraoshi.

RRLOVER
07-21-2012, 06:43 PM
I am sure the folks at Shun are uninformed but I would have to say the folks at Shigefusa are well informed.

JBroida
07-21-2012, 07:00 PM
ryoba kamagata usuba makes sense... the name tells you its a double bevel version of the single bevel knife

GlassEye
07-21-2012, 07:01 PM
I once owned a Shun "Nakiri" which was single-bevel, so really an usuba. Just uninformed knifemaking or semi-clever marketing. Actually, I'm not sure what to really call it as it did not have a true uraoshi.

If it did not have urasuki, I would call it nakiri.

JBroida
07-21-2012, 07:03 PM
yeah... fyi, urasuki is the hollow ground back side and uraoshi is the sharpening method for that side ;)

schanop
07-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Where's that shig ryoba now Mario?

knyfeknerd
07-21-2012, 09:23 PM
What is the translation for "suki" ? As in urasuki, garasuki, honesuki. Or does the "suki" mean the same thing on the other knife names?

RRLOVER
07-21-2012, 09:31 PM
Where's that shig ryoba now Mario?

A fellow forum member has it.It is one Bad A$$ blade.....right up there with my custom Hoss and Kramer.

keithsaltydog
07-22-2012, 12:05 AM
yeah... fyi, urasuki is the hollow ground back side and uraoshi is the sharpening method for that side ;)

Exactly right Jon,I am the worst at mixing up words at times:)