The little brother of the 'Bunka' (ko means small in Japanese), this boning knife is perfect for cleaning, dressing and cutting all types of meaty goodness.
This handy little knife is a cross between a petty and its bigger brother the 'Bunka'. With a height that ensures good knuckle clearance and a slighly curved blade it is also great for chopping veggies, mincing garlic and it looks great on a cheese board!
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates. Remember these scores are a reflection of the company these knives keep, all our knives are great (or we wouldn't sell them) but we can't give them all 5/5. A low score doesn't mean it's a poor knife, it just might be out-trumped by one of our other amazing knives.
The technical bits
- Blade length131mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length258mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width3mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height34mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight86 grams
- Blade materialVG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Handle styleJapanese
- Tang styleHalf
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while you're not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
What is a Paring knife?
Small and handy, the paring knife is your mini Chef's knife used for those jobs where the Chef's knife is too big. You'll miss it if you don't have it.
You can read more about Paring knives.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
We want you to be happy that you're buying the right knife for your cooking needs so if you're not sure what you need, here are some useful places to start.