The Dalstrong Crusader Series 8.5” double-bevel kiritsuke is a push-cut master. The long, straight edge and sword-shaped tip are striking and effective for big cuts. Considered a Japanese version of the multi-purpose chef’s knife, this blade fuses the design of both traditional Japanese yanagiba (fish slicers) and usubas (vegetable knives). In Japanese cuisine, the kiritsuke is typically reserved for master chef’s, given the skill required in using and maintaining single bevel knives. We made ours double-bevel, because we could.