The blade is hand-forged from 3-layers, using rust-resistant SLD steel with a high carbon content that results in excellent sharpness. The handle is crafted from heat-treated chestnut wood and shaped similar to a a traditional chef knife, which makes it very comfortable to handle.
The Hocho Kobo series has been created in partnership with the award winning product designer Fumie Shibata. It combines high quality traditional workmanship with modernist design. A perfect find for the design conscious food enthusiast. Each knife comes in a functional gift box.