Yamashin Blue #2 Kobocho 120mm. This authentic Japanese traditional kitchen knife line features hand-forged double-layer blue-paper steel blade (blue #2) but is very reasonably priced. These are every day kitchen knives that many good cooks love to use in Japan. They sharpen really well and hold a nice edge. The grinds on these knives for the money are impressive which makes them a great overall value. If you've never tried a good Japanese knife and don't want to spend a ton of money these would be an excellent choice. Care for carbon steel knives is simple. Just wipe them dry after you use them and don't let water or acid linger on the blade. The knife will patina over time adding to the great rustic look of these knives. We recently upgraded these knives with a very nice walnut handle.
Weight: 2.8 oz / 80g
Blade length: 123 mm
Overall length: 245 mm
Spine thickness at Heel: 2.70 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 40.23 mm