Ko bocho knife, Shirogami 2 carbon steel, tsuchime finish - Okeya
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This range of knives offers excellent value for money and is a great choice for those wanting to learn to sharpen.
SHAPE: Ko bocho. Literally a small knife in Japanese. This one happens to be right handed single bevelled and great for small tasks.
STEEL: Shirogami (white) 2 steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. This steel is frequently paired with a kurouchi finish and is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives.
FINISH: Nashiji or pear skin finish
HANDLE: D shaped Ho wood handle with a plastic ferrule.
LENGTH: 90mm, 105mm, 120mm or 150mm in length.
MAKER: Okeya - Miki city, Japan
BEST FOR: Single bevels on a budget.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "£50 for a single bevel knife. Yes please."
Traditional Japanese knives, such as this, should exclusively be sharpened by hand on Whetstones.