The Kama Usuba has a Kamagata (Literally, “sickle-shaped”) tip, or ’Sheepsfoot’ blade profile. It originated in the Kansai (Ōsaka) region of Japan and it is often preferred to the square-ended Usuba’s from the Kanto (Tokyo) region because the curved tip is more versatile. It is particularly useful for precision cutting and decorative cutting techniques.
It is often preferred over the square-ended type of Usuba from the Kanto (Tokyo) region, because the curved tip is more versatile and is particularly useful for Kazari-giri (“Decorative cutting”) and precision cutting. It functions in exactly the same way as the square-ended Usuba, and is available in the same range of sizes.