Features: The wide blade enables you to easily chop up vegetables and the sharp edge slices meat as well. It is an all-round, highly useful kitchen knife.
The thin and stiff blade cuts well into ingredients and thinly slices them.
Caution: Please do not cut hard objects such as bones and frozen foods as the blade may chip.
Steel Material (Super Gold 2 [Damascus])
Super Gold 2 is a water resistant, special steel. Compared to steel, it is easier to maintain.
Among special steels, Super Gold 2 remains sharp for as long as steel. Thanks to the Damascus design (multi-layered forging), the knife is distortion resistant.
Care instructions: Please wash the knife after use with kitchen detergent to remove dirt. Do not put it in dishwashers.
Size: blade length approx. 17.5 cm, overall length approx. 29 cm, blade width approx. 4.9 cm
Ubukeya, specializing in the manufacture and sale of knives, scissors and other bladed goods, is a long-established cutlery shop founded in 1783. The workshop and store was named "Ubukeya" after its reputation that razors, knives, scissors and tweezers forged and sharpened by Kinosuke, the founder, were so sharp that they "shaved, cut, and tweezed even ubuge (fine downy hair)." Ever since the time of its second-generation owner, Ubukeya has consistently taken the traditional business form of "artisan-merchant."
Artisan-merchants refer to merchants who not only sell manufactured goods, but those who take care of their finishing and maintenance themselves. During the Edo period, when it was common to repair and use tools for many, many years, there were artisan-merchants specializing not just in bladed goods but in all kinds of daily necessities such as umbrellas, geta (clogs) and lanterns. Ubukeya stocks unfinished, unsharpened bladed goods and their craftspeople carefully sharpen them with their own hands before presenting them for sale.
In addition to finishing the merchandise, repairs and maintenance are also important work for Ubukeya as an artisan-merchant. "At Ubukeya, what don't cut or don't get cut are tweezers and bonds with customers," this is a saying that has been handed down from generation to generation. In this era of mass-production and mass-consumption, it has become the norm to throw away tools once they become old. This means that the bond between seller and customer ends the moment the customer makes a purchase. However, Ubukeya takes the opposite approach, one in which the bond begins the moment the customer makes a purchase. As long as this bond continues, Ubukeya will continue to operate as a small cutlery shop, which has stayed the same for 230 years, in the middle of Tokyo with its rows of giant buildings.