Like a cross between a small Santoku and a Petty knife, the Ko-Bocho is ideally suited to a range of intricate roles primarily working with vegetables and foods that, as a general guide, you can hold in your hand while working.
If you don't have a small prep knife in your kitchen we think you should consider this one. All those intricate jobs will be a doddle!
Whilst it is the same size as the Sabaki in this range their uses are very different, the Ko-Bocho has a higher clearance perfect for veg chopping and has a thinner spine.
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 length120mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length250mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width3mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height38mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight72 grams
- Blade materialBlue Steel cutting edge, laminated in Blue SteelThis 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
A textured shiny black box, lined with red card and the knife name in Japanese along the top. Each knife is hand packed in Japanese newspaper from the day it was completed which we feel gives a very nice authentic tone.
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.