Murata Buho Kurouchi

Murata Buho Kurouchi

Experience the feel of traditional Japanese knives with this Buho Kurouchi by Takeo Murata. Crafted with Blue #1 Steel, it gives you that classic look and feel, without costing an arm and a leg. With its rustic yet refined finish and its shockingly affordable price tag, it's sure to make a perfect introduction to Japanese knives!  
 
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.

For this line of knives Murata-san uses Aogami #1 and clads them with soft iron. Aogami #1 (blue carbon steel) is prized for its edge retention, easy sharpening, extreme sharpness. The knives have a rustic blacksmith finish known as a kurouchi finish. Instead of further polishing the knife after the forging process, the knife maker leaves the residue on the knife. This process actually requires a lot of skill to do properly because the maker has to forge the knife to the exact shape as the sharpener/grinder will only remove steel from the edge bevel.

This line of knives have all been fitted with a Magnolia handle with acrylic collar. 
 
Knife stuff:
Steel: Blue#1
HRC: 62~63
Handle: Magnolia w/acrylic collar

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Buho Kurouchi Sabaki 120mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Sabaki 120mm - The Cook's Edge
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Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Sabaki 120mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$87.00

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Buho Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm - The Cook's Edge
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Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$125.00

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Buho Kurouchi Santoku 165mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Santoku 165mm - The Cook's Edge
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Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Santoku 165mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$110.00

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Buho Kurouchi Funayuki 165mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Funayuki 165mm - The Cook's Edge
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Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Funayuki 165mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$114.00

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Buho Kurouchi Ko-Bocho 105mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Ko-Bocho 105mm - The Cook's Edge
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Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Ko-Bocho 105mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$72.00

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Buho Kurouchi Sabaki 135mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Sabaki 135mm - The Cook's Edge

Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Sabaki 135mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$95.00

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Buho Kurouchi Funayuki 150mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Funayuki 150mm - The Cook's Edge

Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Funayuki 150mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$102.00

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Buho Kurouchi Ko-Bocho 120mm - The Cook's Edge
Buho Kurouchi Ko-Bocho 120mm - The Cook's Edge

Murata Buho Blue#1 Kurouchi Ko-Bocho 120mm

Fukui Co. Ltd.

$87.00

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