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OUL Kurouchi Aogami Kobocho Petty Knife 105 mm / 4.1", 120 mm / 4.7" Magnolia Handle

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Introducing the Kobocho: the Japanese version of the Petty Knife. This trusty blade has a wide width with many uses - filleting, separating bones, chopping meat, and slicing vegetables. All the utility of a Santoku, but in mini form!

Ideal for: Slicing and dicing.

Useful on food types: Small proteins as well as small to medium fruits and vegetables including apples, oranges, carrots, broccoli, and garlic.

Kobocho Knife (Petty Knife) 
Blade Material: Aogami Blue Steel #1
Blade Length: 105 mm / 4.1" 120 mm / 4.7"
Edge Type: Double Bevel
Furrele: Plastic
Handle: Japanese Style, Magnolia Handle

Weight: 59 / 70 g
Blade Width: 33 / 37 mm
Blade Thickness: 2 / 2 mm
Handle Length: 115 / 115 mm
Handle Thickness: 21 / 21 mm

This knife manufacturer is Fukui from Sakai Osaka established in 1912 with OUL being one of their brands. Fukui is one of the oldest knife manufacturers in Sakai. OUL means master skilled craftsmanship.

Using traditional Japanese steel, Blue Steel #1 (Aogami) steel is a traditional Japanese steel forged together with a softer iron. These hand forged blades show true craftsmanship. The blade is just simple beauty and gorgeous shiny finish with stunning Hamon.  

This blade needs to be cared for more than stainless steel as it will rust easier, water should be removed immediately. It is a fascinating knife that can be used widely from home to professional.  Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause the knife to chip or other damaged.

Petty & Paring knives are small utility kitchen knives perfect for small proteins, fruits and vegetables.

Customer Reviews

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Mark W.
Great Little Knife

This scaled down Santoku knife is perfect for those "fiddly" small tasks like mincing garlic, slicing olives and cutting up broccoli.

The knife feels great in the hand and it leaves enough room under the handle so I don't bang my knuckles on the cutting board.

It was delivered on time and at a very reasonable price.

Thank you Hasu-Seizo!