The Bunka is a general purpose knife with a really cool shape. This 210mm version is the perfect size to be used as a gyuto/chef knife for most tasks in the kitchen.
Shosui Takeda specializes in hand forging blades from the highest quality Aogami Super Steel (AS), which is high in carbon and has added Vanadium for strength and durability. Each blade holds its edge extraordinarily well and resharpens easily.
The blades are marked with ďASĒ and Takedaís Signature. They are forged entirely by hand, as has been practiced for three generations. The blade measurements are rough aproximations since Shosui does these by eye without a template. The blade of the Bunka is made thin for amazing slicing ability.
Following this lengthy process another artisan member of the Takeda team completes the knife with a natural rosewood handle featuring a custom contoured octagonal pattern and ebony ferrule. The Nakago, or tang, is then sealed with a natural waterproof resin.
This unusual and useful knife will appeal to anyone who values true handmade tools steeped in a rich history of craftsmanship.
Length on edge: 210-215mm
Spine Thickness: 3mm
Blade Height: 56.5mm
Please know that all measurements are approximations! Takeda-san and his helpers make each of these knives by hand, without a template. As a result, every knife is unique and the stats will vary.
**Please see custom saya page for saya information.
5Product Review, June 4, 2014
Posted By: Steve B - verified customer
simply an unbelievable product. outstanding craftsmanship & razor sharp out of the box. ty CKTG :-)
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and itís evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. Itís nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Top quality service. None better.
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
I ordered several Christmas presents from Chef Knives To Go. Everything arrived as promised and all who received gifts from there were happy with them.
As always, the shopping experience at Chef Knives to Go was excellent. Fast, free shipping, great website description of the product, and the confidence instilled in me because I know that if there are any problems the good people at Chef Knives to Go will help me work it out.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.
Sign up to receive news, special discounts and more!