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.
- Blade Length: 120mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 250mm (Blade tip to handle end)
- Blade Height: 38mm (Heel to spine)
- Blade Thickness: 3mm (Spine width above the heel)
- Total Weight: 72 grams
- Core Steel: Blue Steel #1
- Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
- Hardness: 61-63 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Handle Material: Magnolia (light) with plastic bolster or octagonal (dark) pakka
- Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)
Product SKU: 1205
Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.
Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.
Meet the maker
Takeo Murata is a blacksmith from Kochi Japan who began his apprenticeship at 16 in 1965 and is famed for his craftsmanship and the balance of his knives.