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Murata Buho kurouchi aogami#1 funayuki 165mm

Murata Buho kurouchi aogami#1 funayuki 165mm

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The Murata Buho Kurouchi Aogami #1 Funayuki 165mm is a masterfully crafted knife by renowned knife maker Takeo Murata from Kochi, Japan. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy rooted in his apprenticeship with his uncle Tokaiji, the foremost blacksmith of his time, Takeo Murata's knives are highly regarded. The kanji on the blade reads "Made by Buhou".

This knife features a core steel of Aogami #1, known for its exceptional sharpness and edge retention. The Kurouchi finish adds a rustic and unique aesthetic to the blade, while also providing additional protection against rust and corrosion.

The Funayuki is a traditional Japanese knife that originated from fishermen in Japan. Similar to a short gyuto, it has a narrow and pointed blade reminiscent of a boat or ship's bow. It is suitable for precision cutting and slicing tasks. It is versatile and can be used for various kitchen tasks such as filleting fish, cutting vegetables, and slicing meat.

Maker: Takeo Murata
Brand: Buho
Location: Kochi, Japan
Knife type: funayuki
Finish: kurouchi

Construction type: sanmai
Cladding: iron clad
Core steel: Hitachi aogami#1/ blue#1
Steel type: carbon steel

Overall length: 304mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 164mm
Blade height at heel: 45mm
Spine thickness at handle: 3.2mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.9mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.2mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.9mm
Weight: 119g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal rosewood
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

Note: Japanese knives, such as this Murata Buho kurouchi aogami#1 funayuki, benefit from gentle care. Check out our easy-to-follow care guide to help you keep your knife in great condition.

Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

NoteKindly be aware that the tip of these knives from Murata-san are intentionally ground at an angle.

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Care Guide
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.
Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy
  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.


  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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