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 Thickness: 3mm (Measured level with heel)
- Blade Height: 39mm (Heel to spine)
- Total Weight: 89 grams
- Steel Type - Cladding: Soft Iron
- Steel Type - Core: White #1
This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Handle Material: Oval cherry wood with a black plastic bolster
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.