Murata Wa Funayuki 165mm

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About Takeo Murata - Located in Kochi, Takeo Murata is well known as the top knife maker of Shikoku Island. In 1965, at the age of 16, he started his apprenticeship working with his uncle Tokaiji, the foremost blacksmith of his time. His knives represent some of the best Japan has to offer. The kanji on the knife blade reads “Made by Buhou”. Buhou is Murata’s chosen artisan name, kind of like how Ian Fraser Kilmister is more commonly known as Lemmy.

Knife Shape Funayuki
Blade Length 165mm
Steel Type Aogami #2 (Blue Carbon Steel)
Rockwell Hardness 61:63
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval Chestnut wood handle with water buffalo horn collar
Blacksmith/Maker Takeo Murata

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