Completely hand-made in white#1 steel with a kurouchi finish (also known as a blacksmith finish which helps protect the steel) and soft-iron cladding the ko-bocho is a wonderfully versatile small knife with a lot of cutting power.
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- Blade Length: 116mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 238mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width: 3mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height: 39mm (Heel to spine)
- Total weight: 89 grams
- Sharpness score: 124 (See how we measure this)
- Steel Type - Cladding: Soft Iron
- Steel Type - Cutting edge: White #1
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
- Handle style: Japanese
- Handle material: Oval cherry wood with a black plastic bolster
- Restock Time: 9-12 months Approximate timescale for restocking this knife if stock levels are low
Product SKU: 2054
Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.
Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.
Based in Kumamoto, Nishida San became a disciple to another blacksmith when he was 19. After 9 years training, in 2006, he went his own way and opened his own workshop. He works with White #1 steel in the traditional hand-made way.