Shimizu suminagashi maguro bocho 600mm

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Maguro Bocho (tuna knife) is a knife specifically made for breaking down whole tuna. They can vary in size anywhere from 400mm to 1500mm. In some cases you can see two fish mongers handling one knife.

This knife in particular is forged by Masaharu Shimizu, in Echizen city, Fukui prefecture. He is one of only a few blacksmiths in Japan who forge this type of knife, and in 2013 he was recognized by the Emperor for his contributions to blacksmithing.

Steel Shirogami #2 white carbon
HRC 63:64
Length 600mm
Height 40mm
Spine thickness 7.9mm
Weight 962grams
Overall length 905mm
Handle Magnolia wood with steel collar
Blacksmith Masaharu Shimizu (Echizen)

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