Chuka Bochos are basically Chinese cleavers and Moritaka makes a really good one! They primarily serve as chefs’ knives in traditional Chinese kitchens. They can be used for veggie prep and slicing on the bias across thinner proteins like chicken breast. These are very tall blades which provide for a nice guiding surface while chopping and for food transfer onto your cooking surface.
The iron clad Aogami Super (AS) blades of the Moritaka Supreme series are crafted with a kurouchi finish, the rustic aesthetic of which evinces the centuries of tradition in the art of hand forged blade-craft that Moritaka brings to bear. The core AS steel is treated to achieve a Rockwell Hardness rating of 64-65, which is ultra-hard. These knives take and hold seriously refined edges, and due to the higher alloy content of AS, are a bit more corrosion resistant than other carbon blades. Bevels and grinds are symmetric making this series of knives equally well suited to right-and left-handed users.
Location: Kumamoto Prefecture Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Core Edge Steel: Aogami Super
Cladding: Soft Iron
Weight: 13.5 ounces 384g
Blade Length: 190 mm (7.5")
Overall Length: 330 mm (13")
Thickness at Heel: 4.0 mm
Blade Height: 102 mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal
Please note you will receive the exact knife pictured
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