Chubo Knives

Akira-Saku Blue #2 Ko-bocho 120mm

Butchery Knife

Made exclusively for Chubo, the Akira Saku line is completely hand-forged and shaped from Blue Steel #2 by a father and son blacksmith team.  Steel is attached to soft iron ore completely by hand using no automation in the process.  The line features rustic shapes, in the funayuki style with a thicker blade than many pressed knives.  Finished with a traditional D shaped magnolia handle and buffalo horn bolster.  

* Dimensions for each knife vary slightly as they are made by hand.

* As the blade shapes are unique, our wooden sayas do not fit these knives.


Handle material Magnolia (Ho) Wood
Blade length 120mm (4.7")
Thickness at spine 3.5mm
Thickness at tip 1mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 59
Bevel / Edge
Double (50/50)

Use & Care

  • Carbon steel is not stain resistant. Wipe completely dry after use.
  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives


Works Well With

Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki Gyutou 165mm
Chef's Knife
Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki Gyutou 180mm
Chef's Knife
Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki Gyutou 210mm
Chef's Knife
Chubo Knives
Akira-Saku Blue #2 Petty 150mm
Utility Knife