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    Murata Aokami Funayuki (universal knife), 165 mm
    Murata Aokami Funayuki (universal knife), 165 mm

    Murata Aokami Funayuki,

    This short, very thin and razor-sharp knife is used in Japan as a universal knife and has its origin on board fishing vessels. This knife is completely hand-forged by mastersmith Takeo Murata. Blade of…

    € 75,00 € 65,00
  • Murata Aokami Ko-bocho (short chef knife), 120 mm
    Murata Aokami Ko-bocho (short chef knife), 120 mm

    Murata Aokami Ko-bocho (short chef knife),

    Blade of non-rustproof Japanese Aogami # 1 Blue steel with two layers of non-stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged). This knife is completely hand-forged by mastersmith Takeo…

    € 65,00
  • Murata Aokami Sabaki (boning knife), 120 mm
    Murata Aokami Sabaki (boning knife), 120 mm

    Murata Aokami Sabaki (thin Japanese boning knife),

    Blade of non-rustproof Japanese Aogami # 1 Blue steel with two layers of non-stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged). This knife is completely hand-forged by mastersmith…

    € 65,00
  • Murata Aokami Nakiri (vegetable knife), 165 mm
    Murata Aokami Nakiri (vegetable knife), 165 mm

    Murata Aokami Nakiri,

    Blade of non-rustproof Japanese Aogami # 1 Blue steel with two layers of non-stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged). This knife is completely hand-forged by mastersmith Takeo Murata. A nakiri…

    € 79,00
  • Murata Aokami Santoku (universal knife), 165 mm
    Murata Aokami Santoku (universal knife), 165 mm

    Murata Aokami Santoku (universal knife),

    Blade of non-rustproof Japanese Aogami # 1 Blue steel with two layers of non-stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged). This knife is completely hand-forged by mastersmith Takeo…

    € 79,00
  • Murata Buho Kuro Santoku (universal knife), 180 mm
    Murata Buho Kuro Santoku (universal knife), 180 mm

    Murata Buho Kuro Santoku (universal knife),

    Blade of non-rustproof Japanese Aogami # 1 Blue steel with two layers of non-stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged). This knife is completely forged by hand. A Santoku is…

    € 179,00
  • Murata Buho Kuro Gyuto (chef knife), 210 mm
    Murata Buho Kuro Gyuto (chef knife), 210 mm

    Murata Buho Kuro Gyuto (chef knife),

    Blade of non-rustproof Japanese Aogami # 1 Blue steel with two layers of non-stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged). This knife is completely hand-forged by mastersmith Takeo Murata.…

    € 239,00

Takeo Murata (Tosa)

"Hand-forged black Samurai swords for the kitchen"

Takeo Murata (1949) was born in Susaki and is a smith from the Japanese island of Shikoku near Kochi. He belongs to the top of the Japanese knife makers. When he was only 16 years his famous uncle Tokaiji taught him how to forge.

Takeo Murata-san in zijn smederij

The Tokaiji family is known for the very special Samurais that they still produce. At the age of 32 he started his smithy. He only worked with a 40-watt incandescent lamp, so it was very important to be able to see from the color of the forged blade whether the right temperature was achieved, this forging technique, which is based on what you see, has Murata-san perfected.

Carbon Cr Ni Mo V Tungsten
1.15 % 0.4% --- --- --- 1.0 to 1.5 %

The blades of Murata-san are known for the high quality and he only uses the exellent Aogami #1 (Blue paper steel). He hardens the knives to a Rockwell hardness of 64 (HRc) but they are still fine to grind yourself. Because of the tungsten in the blade, these knives are extremely durable and can be sharpened very sharp without becoming brittle.

The knives have a beautiful black kurouchi finish that is created during the forging process. This oxidation layer is also an extra protection against oxidation. The Buho series is equipped with western style handles of black pakka wood and is made in the kuro-uchi style. This special knife series has the appearance of a rustic medieval samurai sword but has a very high modern finish and is finished with a razor sharp edge.

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