Mizusu Kama Usuba 18cm Knife

Mizusu Kama Usuba 18cm kitchen knife with bigleaf magnolia octagonal wood handle and buffalo horn collar (kakumaki).

The Kama Usuba has a Kamagata (Literally, “sickle-shaped”) tip blade profile.  It is particularly useful for precision cutting and decorative cutting techniques.

The  knife utilizes a flat blade and as with the Santoku is meant for chopping vegetables as well push and pull cutting and chopping. The between  the Kama and the Santoku is that the Santoku has a blade curvature for rocking and chopping and the full flat blade of the Kama means that when you cut the full flat blade makes contact with your cutting surface making for a full cut and less chance for vegetable pieces to remain uncut by a fine thread. As such, the Kama is the more efficient for delicate cutting needs.

Blade Length: 165mm

Blade Type: Single-edged Blade

Steel Type: Premium Blue Steel (Ao-Hagane)

Handle Material: Big-leaf magnolia octagonal wood handle and buffalo horn collar

Weight: 170g


BANSHU HAMONO is a collective brand from South-West HyōgoPrefecture in Japan, which has a 250+ year blacksmith history dating back to the first katana factory in 1744. The blacksmith traditions have continued across generations and today a diverse range of small businesses, each with each its own skilled craftsmen, still produce cutlery and tools for the home, studio and garden using the same age-old techniques.