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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.
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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?
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