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Masamoto KS Series Hon Kasumi White Steel No.2 Kama Usuba (150mm to 225mm, 5 sizes)

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The KS Series is Masamoto’s range of high-grade Shiro-ko #2 (White Steel No.2) Hon Kasumi Japanese traditional-style knife. When compared with the Kasumi knife-making process, the production of Hon Kasumi knife requires several extra steps be carried out during the forging, quenching, sharpening and finishing stages of production and requires a higher level of craftsmanship. Unlike the KK Series, the KS Series is completely hand sharpened, polished and finished by especially skilled and experienced craftsmen, which results in extra edge sharpness and a more refined level of finish.

Masamoto KS Series knife uses a blade core of Hitachi White Steel No.2 (HRc. 62-63), which is forge-welded with soft iron. White Steel No.2 is very pure and is capable of achieving a high hardness level without being overly brittle, so it can be used to create very sharp edges with good edge retention that are also easy to sharpen. It is perfect for professional users who like to keep their knives extra sharp.

Each knife is fitted with a traditional Japanese ‘D-shaped’ magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar and also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.

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.

Notice about White and Marble Colored Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules for Masamoto Knives:

Unfortunately, Masamoto and most other Japanese knife makers have recently been struggling to source Wa handles with White or Marble colored Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules, which are becoming very scarce.

Due to these unfortunate circumstances, Masamoto cannot guarantee that they will be able to supply your knife with a White or Marble colored Horn Ferrule. Both we and Masamoto will do our best to supply your chosen color of ferrule, but it is very likely that Masamoto will only be able to supply a knife with a Black colored Ferrule.

We actually recommend the simple, stylish solid Black colored Ferrules because, over many years, numerous Wa Handle Craftsmen, professional Japanese Food Chefs and Experienced Knife Users have found these Black Horn Ferrules are stronger and more durable than White colored Ferrules and Marble colored Ferrules.

If you order a Masamoto knife with a Marble or White colored Horn Ferrule and Masamoto cannot fulfil your request, we will inform you by Email and ask if you are willing to accept a Black colored Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule instead. We apologize for this inconvenience, but no matter the color of the ferrule, we are confident that you will enjoy your Masamoto knife.

Knife Model: Masamoto KS Series Kama Usuba

Blade Material:  White Steel No.2

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge

Handle Material: D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule

Saya Included: Yes.

 

Kama Usuba 150mm (5.9")

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Total Weight: g

Kama Usuba 180mm (7")
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 43mm
Total Weight: 180g

Kama Usuba 195mm (7.6")
Total Length: 345mm
Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Total Weight: 210g

Kama Usuba 210mm (8.2")
Total Length: 360mm
Blade Thickness: 4.4mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Total Weight: 250g


Kama Usuba 225mm (8.8")
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Japanese Traditional Style “Wa-Bocho” knives generally come with Single bevel edge for right-handed use (the opposite side of blade is ground flat with slightly concaved shape). The reverse grinding left-handed version is also available at 50% extra of regular price. (Sorry for much extra! Due to a small demand for the left-handed version in Japan, it is costly to run a special small production from the beginning step and production is very very limited.)

If the left-handed version knife is being out of stock in Masamoto inventory, it often requires very long delivery time. Please contact us first for the availability at email.

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and their sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.

 

Important

This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for a long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade and keep it in a dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
 
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    AK
    01/22/2021
    Andreas K.
    Germany Germany
    I recommend this product

    Great knife!

    The Masamoto KS Kama Usuba is really an excellent knife. Processing of both blade steel and the handle leaves nothing to be desired. The one-sided ground blade is exceptionally sharp, so cutting with the knife is great fun. I like to use the knife for vegetables (especially white and red cabbage, but also onions and shallots). The service of JCK was very good again. Excellent packaging and fast delivery to Germany.

    PG
    03/25/2018
    Pierre G.

    Beautiful

    This is a beautiful and very capable knife, it's such a pleasure to use. It will develop a patina quickly tough, so wipe your blade often while using it. Great experience shopping on japanesechefsknife.com too; the knife was shipped promptly and was well protected.

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