Small talk — Single Edge

On the difference between the single and double edges of a knife

Jun 27 2019 Single Edge

There are single- and double-edged types of traditional knives in Japan. Each of them has its own characteristics and benefits and disadvantages.The characteristic of single-edged blade is that the flat surface behind the blade is hard steel and the sloped part on the front side of the blade is made of soft iron. Therefore, it becomes a sharp knife because the cutting edge is at a low angle.The merit is that the sharpness of the blade is good. Because one side of the knife is flat, you can thin vegetables and fish. Peeling of fruits is easier than with double-edged...

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