Sabaki means 'handling' in Japanese and in this case the Sabaki knife is used primarily for handling and removing the meat from bones (but not cutting through them) easily and quickly.
Its short blade length and sturdy construction make it a very useful addition to the kitchen if you are regularly working with meat. You can get in and around the carcass with ease and accuracy.
Whilst it is the same length as the ko-bocho in this range their uses are very different. The Sabaki has a thicker spine and isn't as deep as the ko-bocho so you can get right into the carcass. If you are looking for a veg knife, go for the ko-bocho.
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 length246mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width4mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height39mm(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.
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The most important and frequently used knife in your kitchen. Versatile enough to take on 90% of the cutting work in your home or the pro kitchen. To any chef this knife is like an extra limb.
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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.