Takeo Murata Buho Sabaki 120mm

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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 sturdy construction and varied lengths 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.

First Impressions

The finish of the cutting edge is excellent for such an affordable knife and it's obvious from the first use that the skill of Murata san has created a quality blade.

Beauty

The Buho is a classic Japanese knife, a blue #1 steel core clad in soft iron with a magnolia or dark pakka wood handle is about as traditional as it gets. It has a rustic charm and over time the cutting edge darkens and develops a patina.

In Hand

Light and comfortable, the balance point on most of the buho knives tends to be somewhere between the heel and the kanji on the blade.

Durability

Blue #1 is a durable carbon steel and we've had many happy years of use from our own buho nakiri and find the edge retention is impressive for a knife range at this price point. 

Ease of Care

This is a very reactive knife, the core steel develops a patina and the soft iron cladding can be prone to rusting if left undried. We would certainly recommend following our carbon steel care tips and if purchasing a buho knife, we'd suggest including both camellia oil and a rust eraser in your basket to help with longer term care.

 

Our Verdict

The buho is exceptional value for money.

It's got the looks, it's got many of the properties and a great level of sharpness on the cutting edge but gives those who are considering investing in a carbon steel knife a real chance to do so without breaking the bank.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 120mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #1
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • 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: 1206

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.

Protection & care for this knife

A photo of various protective guards for Japanese chef knives

Due to the thickness of the sabaki, we recommend a petty size blade guard.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Blacksmith Profile

Takeo Murata

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.

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