Description from EverydayNeeds
Japanese kitchen knife for cutting vegetables. Because the blade is level and wide it is useful for peeling or cutting bulky vegetables. Most Japanese kitchen knives are a single ground edge, this particular knife is special as it is double edged. This style of knife appeared in the 1830’s and has become a popular style in modern kitchens. The company that makes these knives was established in 1792. Made in Japan.