The unusual shape of the Bunka and the versatility it offers makes this a great addition to the Kumo range.
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.
This knife fits in the Kotetsu Bunka saya. Please note that the saya is not made especially for the knife so there is a little bit of wiggle room towards the tip.
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 170 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 310 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 46 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 128 grams
- Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 60-62 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- Tang Style Half
- Left or right handed Both
- Type Bunka
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
Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while you're not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
What is a Bunka knife?
A good general purpose knife that's a similar to a santoku or gyuto but with a more pronounced tip for intricate work.
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