Takeo Murata is a blacksmith from Kochi Japan. His knives have a good reputation for quality and he uses top shelf aogami blue paper steel for his knives (blue #1 steel) with HRC of 61-63. These knives have a nice kurouchi finish with really nice octagonal handles. These knives are sold under the brand name Buho.
Light as feather and sharp as a razor out of the box. Very handy blade shape. I use it as a small gyuto or large petty for vege prep. Good fit and finish. Great value!
By: Bill B
Light as a feather and sharpe as a razor out of the box. Nice wood handle,very nice blade with a smooth Kurochi finish. Great grind makes this a handy small gyuto or large petty. Great for doing delicate prep on smaller veges. I have been using it for over two weeks and the edge is as sharpe as I the day I got it. Blue #1 should sharpen up very well. Great quality and a real bargain. Buy it!
By: Kulin F
This is a versatile knife and very useful during service. It wasn’t extremely sharp out of the box,but a couple passes on the stone set it right. The handle is very comfortable in the hand and looks great,too. I am very satisfied with this purchase and,as always,the customer service was awesome. Thanks CK2G!
This knife is a surprising deal. Fit,finish,and handle are average,but performs well right alongside the Nenox s1 and Takeda’s (which I have both) on the line.