Beautiful and elegant looks with a lovely feel and balance to this knife, making it a great choice for an alternative to a petty; it is perfect for little veggies and all those jobs in the hand.
This is the baby brother (or sister!) of the Bunka. Ko means 'small' in Japanese and this little knife combines the best of the Bunka and the petty and performs well both in the hand and on the board. We use it for cheese and cold meats too!
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.
The technical bits
- Blade length131mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length260mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width3mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height34mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight75 grams
- Blade materialWhite Steel cutting edge, laminated in StainlessThis knife steel has some special care instructions, learn more.
- 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 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.
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, read our guide to buying the right knife. You can also check out the frequently asked questions or for anything else, contact us.