The Ko-Bunka is smaller than its larger brother the Bunka, this boning knife is perfect for cleaning, dressing and cutting all types of meaty goodness.
The Bunka combines the best of the Nakiri and Santoku shapes to create a visually interesting blade that performs excellently preparing both meat and vegetables.
The stainless, powdered R2 steel used in the blade construction is very thin which lends itself to taking a very sharp edge and is hard enough to handle daily use without needing to worry about its strength.
There is a specially made saya to fit this knife.
At a glance
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length 136 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 268 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 2 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 40 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 81 grams
- Blade Material Powder cutting edge, laminated in Powder
- Hardness 62-63 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- Tang Style Half
- Left or right handed Both
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What You Get
Wrapped in the day's local newspaper and safely encased in a stylish black storage box with a red inlay and a small note from the blacksmiths explaining that this range is how they prize art and functionality; efficient cutting tools over ones that are simply beautiful. These are both.
Along with the normal packaging, we of course include our usual plasters just in case you're not quite ready for how sharp these knives are!
What is a knife?
The little brother of the 'Bunka' (ko means small in Japanese), this boning knife is perfect for cleaning, dressing and cutting all types of meat. This handy little knife is a cross between a petty and its bigger brother the 'Bunka'.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
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