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Masakage Koishi Bunka 170mm
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Masakage Koishi Bunka 170mm

Item #: KoishiBunka

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Masakage Koishi knives are hand made by Kato san out of Aogami Super Steel. This steel is highly prized in the world of cutlery for its ability to take and hold very sharp edges. The knives feature cherry wood wa handles with black pakka ferrules. They also have the Koishi (meaning pebble) finish which are dimpled hammer marks that help the knives cut through ingredients without sticking.

The 170mm bunka is similar to a santoku in its size and versatility. It offers a very thin tip that glides through food and a slightly curved belly that excels at all forms of cutting, be it push cuts, slicing, or rocking. Hardened to around 64 Rockwell, these knives have excellent edge retention.

  • Weight: 5.0 ounces
  • Blade Length: 169 mm
  • Overall Length: 315 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 4.0 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.3 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Excellent Knife, October 2, 2016
    Posted By: Paul - verified customer

    Beautifully made, arrived razor sharp, and great feel in the hand, especially utilizing pinch grip. After receiving mine, I purchased another to give as a gift. Highly recommended.

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    5  Product Review, July 12, 2016
    Posted By: Jason
    1 people found this review helpful

    I was looking for a short high performing knife with a flattish profile. The kurouchi finish is one of the best I've seen to date and the dimples on the blade seem to avoid things sticking to it. Really nice well balanced knife. Really comfy choil perfect for a pinch grip. After owning this one, I'm tempted by it's bigger gyuto brothers.

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    5  top performer, July 11, 2016
    Posted By: Jesse
    1 people found this review helpful

    So this is my 2nd Koishi, I was pretty sure I would like this knife before I had it in hand. It took a little while to make it into the rotation at work but it has seen a few months of use now & I use it every day, primarily peeling, slicing, chopping small fruits & berries. This is what I bought it for & considering how much I use it / how deftly it moves through ingredients, I couldn't be happier.

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    5  Product Review, April 8, 2014
    Posted By: Dylan - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    What a dream this knife is! Wonderfully crafted and functional blade. As you might expect, this knife has it's limitations. It definetly excels at vegtable prep, but because of its length won't be great for slicing or fabricating proteins. If you are looking for a more multipurpose knife, a gyuto is your best bet. Very pleased with the steel and would definetly recommend adding this knife to your collection!

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