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Murata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mm
Murata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mm Murata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mmMurata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mmMurata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mm
Murata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mm Murata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mmMurata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mmMurata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mm

Murata Buho Blue #1 Funayuki 165mm

Item #: BuhoFunayuki

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews)

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Our Price: $89.95
Master blacksmith Takeo Murata has crafted a line of fine and beautiful knives under the Buho brand name which we are very pleased to carry. Occupying a central spot in this line is the funayuki 165mm, a general purpose blade straddling the line between a gyuto and a santoku.

Murata-san favors Blue Paper #1 carbon steel and his screaming edges, fine grinds, and precise balance are a testament to this great steel and his masterful skills. He has hardened the steel to 61-63 Rockwell and then applied a beautiful kurouchi finish. This black hammer finish aids in ease of maintenance while adding an aesthetic appeal that is hard to resist!

The octagonal ho wood wa handle looks and feels great and adds to the overall beauty and balance of this fine instrument.

Please note, the tips on these knives are ground off at an angle. This is intentional. See the second photo to see what it looks like.

  • Weight: 3.8 oz/ 105g
  • Blade Length: 166 mm
  • Overall Length: 302 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.41 mm
  • Blade Height: 44.02 mm

  • Customer Reviews


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      165mm awesomeness , July 28, 2020
    Posted By: Paul

    I was looking at 210mm gyutos and wanted something a bit smaller to use behind the line. So I got this expertly crafted sculpture of a knife. I've never actually used this knife for service behind the line. Mostly because of it being made out of reactive steel. The wooden handle is as smooth as it looks. The blade oozes tradition, one of the many reasons I enjoy this knife so much!

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      Great Knife, July 30, 2016
    Posted By: Jeff - verified customer

    Extremely Light, exceeded expectations. First Blue Steel Knife I own and won't be the last

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      A solid budget carbon, July 12, 2016
    Posted By: ryan - verified customer

    I picked this up in hopes of using on the cramped line at work. I found the cladding rather reactive, and hard to stabilize a patina. I have had better luck since forcing a patina. The lacquered handle was a tad slippery for wet, oily hands but I sanded that down to a slimmer, oval shape and found that worlds better in feel and size for my uses. Nice grind, if a tad uneven. I have also found the steel a tad chippy compared to my other knives in aogami, shirogami, and powdered steels of comparable or greater hardness. I've since done extensive thinning and reprofiling, and a rehandle. For the money, it's been a good performer and a fun project knife. Would buy it again over the Yamashin I picked up around the same time, in spite of the handle and grind quirks.

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      Murata Funayuki, July 31, 2015
    Posted By: Hjalmar From Sweden - verified customer

    This one was surprisingly light and nimble. Its basic, but well made, and with a old school charm and rustic feel. The shape is useful for most home cooking prep work, it can do a little rocking and is not crazy thin. I am not all that fond of the protective coating, it seems like potatoes are sticking pretty bad to it. But my guess that roughing it up a little with some sandpaper will take care of that issue.

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      Leaving me a bit dissapointed., April 21, 2015
    Posted By: Max S. - verified customer

    It's a cool looking knife, and it has blue steel at this price. I like the lacquer over the rustic finish. The blade I received has some definite fit n finish issues. The point looks as though it was broken off, then someone ground it from the spine side to sort of do a quick repair. The blade is bent from the handle, and the edge is bent in a few different directions. For sure needs some work. Definitely needs to be straightened. The factory edge has a couple minor chips in it, no big deal but certainly noted. I must say my Tojiro knives have MUCH better fit n finish. I am feeling somewhat un happy with this well anticipated purchase.

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      Product Review, July 10, 2014
    Posted By: chris romm - verified customer

    incredible knife. Great edge, truly well made, well worth the price, just as good a 200 knife IMHO.

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      Product Review, January 21, 2014
    Posted By: Ken - verified customer

    I use it to cut protein on the griddle. Very sharp, light weight and good edge retention but the handle might little bit slippery when your hand is oily/wet, but overall it's good knife.

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      Product Review, December 3, 2013
    Posted By: Joseph - verified customer

    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.

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      Product Review, August 1, 2013
    Posted By: Kulin F - verified customer

    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!

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      July 27, 2013, January 1, 1970
    Posted By: verified customer

    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

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