Satsuma Bocho Type Japanese Kitchen Knife Definition

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Satsuma Bocho ( さつま包丁)
- A regional variation of the bunka bocho (home kitchen knife) from the southern Satsuma region on Kyushu island. It has a slightly thicker blade for handling meats and vegetables, and a slightly smaller blade height than a santoku.


  • Typically a Double Grind knife.
  • Common Blade Length - 165-180mm(6.5-7.09")
  • Blade Length Range - 150-195mm(5.91-7.68")
  • Average Blade Thicnkess - 4.25-1.5mm(0.17-0.06")

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