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    Another quick Usuba question

    Hi

    What is a Kataba sytle Usuba please

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    Alan

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    just means single bevel... ryoba means double bevel. So, usuba is always kataba... both higashi-gata and kamagata usuba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRLOVER View Post
    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.
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
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    I am sure the folks at Shun are uninformed but I would have to say the folks at Shigefusa are well informed.

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    ryoba kamagata usuba makes sense... the name tells you its a double bevel version of the single bevel knife

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    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    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.

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    yeah... fyi, urasuki is the hollow ground back side and uraoshi is the sharpening method for that side

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    Where's that shig ryoba now Mario?

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    What is the translation for "suki" ? As in urasuki, garasuki, honesuki. Or does the "suki" mean the same thing on the other knife names?
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
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