Murata Boho Blue #1 Kurouchi 165mm Funayuki NO HANDLE

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Introducing the Buho Funayuki 165mm: A Masterful Fusion of Gyuto and Santoku

We are proud to present the exquisite Buho Funayuki 165mm, a general-purpose knife skillfully crafted by master blacksmith Takeo Murata. Occupying a central spot in the Buho lineup, this unique blade merges the best qualities of a Gyuto and a Santoku, offering versatility and precision for a wide range of kitchen tasks.

Murata-san has chosen Blue Paper #1 carbon steel for this masterpiece, showcasing his remarkable expertise in forging incredibly sharp edges, fine grinds, and precise balance. With a hardness of 61-63 Rockwell, the steel is encased in a stunning kurouchi finish. This black hammer finish not only enhances the knife's aesthetic appeal but also makes maintenance a breeze.

The octagonal ho wood Wa handle complements the blade beautifully, offering an excellent grip and further improving the overall balance of this fine instrument.

*Please note that the tips on these knives are ground off at an angle. This is intentional. Refer to the second photo for a clearer view.


  • Weight: 88g 
  • Blade Length: 166 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.95mm
  • Blade Height: 44.8 mm
  • Handle: No Handle 
  • Core Steel: Blue #1
  • HRC- 63
  • Cladding: Traditional Iron cladding with Kurouchi finish 

Elevate your culinary experience with the Buho Funayuki 165mm, a masterfully crafted knife that blends the best of both Gyuto and Santoku worlds. Add this exceptional piece to your collection today!


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Michael Mitchell
Murata Boho

I bought this knife to fulfill some gaps in my collection as I had sold some knives previously. I needed a funayuki,a blue 1 and a Kurochi finish. This knife fit those needs. The knife is light and nimble and after putting on a handle the balance point is behind the pinch grip which is just fine for me. It needs a sharpening although it was acceptable upon arriving. I think it’s a great value knife that everyone should try


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