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Anryu AS Bunka 170mm
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Anryu AS Bunka 170mm

Item #: AAS-B170

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Katsushige Anryu is a blacksmith with a following around the world. His knife making skills are the stuff of legend. He has been forging knives for over 50 years and he is one of the founders of the famed Takefu Knife Village in Echizen. Anryu-san has received many awards and accolades including Excellent Successor of Traditional Craftsmen, the award of the Certificate of Traditional Craftsmen, and an award from The Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The new range of Aogami Super knives is another testament to his skills as a knife maker. Aogami Super is one of the most popular high carbon steel alloys used in the making of Japanese knives. It possesses very high edge retention and fine edge capabilities. While wear resistance is average, it is quite easy to sharpen. It is a very reactive steel so wiping down and drying should be done after every use. The inner core of AS is clad in the san-mai style, with a softer stainless steel. This greatly increases corrosion protection which makes the knife so much easier to maintain.

The cladding is left with the forgerís carbon scale (kurouchi) and is then given a great looking hammered (tsuchime) finish. These two processes can reduce food stickage with certain products. As with all of Anryu-sanís knives, this has a well-executed grind and a nice standard of fit and finish.

Bunkas feature a relatively tall blade and a gently curved belly which makes for good hand to board clearance and application in all cutting styles. The pointed tanto style tip is great for detail work and getting into tight places.

  • Blacksmith: Katsushige Anryu
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: AS
  • Cladding: Stainless Hammered
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • HRC: 61-62
  • Handle: Octagonal Maple
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 4.8oz
  • Blade Length: 170mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.8mm
  • Blade Height: 47mm
  • Customer Reviews

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    5  anryu as bunka, September 27, 2019
    Posted By: anselmo - verified customer

    beautifully crafted, exceptional tool and really good value. also have to thank cntg for their excellent service.

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    5  My Most Used Knife, October 1, 2018
    Posted By: Kevin R
    2 people found this review helpful

    I will admit that I purchased one of these from a source other than CKTG about a year and a half ago. Having bought another of Anryu-san's knives in the past I came upon these AS versions via a friend and I was at the time specifically looking for a bunka styled blade with AS and had been deliberating over several here on CKTG. When I saw this knife I ordered one but it took a month or two to get - Anryu-san works less than he once did so you may wait a bit. Was it worth the wait....
    My god, yes. Strangely I wasn't terribly fond of it to begin with but as the past year has wore on I slowly learned what this knife can do in place of three other previous favorites of mine. I bought it as a do-all smaller knife for our home kitchen, and over time that is exactly what it has become. I have put it lightly to my stones only once in the past year and a half and have only stropped (leather with green compound light) since that time. It's unreal how much edge-retention this blade has. It also is not all that reactive compared to others, including another AS blade I have. The hammered kurouchi has remained well intact through much use and the knife looks nearly as good as it did new, with very little patina even.
    Not a laser, but the grind is quite thin and the wonderful tip is a especially so. The spine remains slightly thick and so rigid. Huge amount of character in the handling of this knife. I've grown to absolutely LOVE it.
    I had to comment here and am happy to see this line appear on CKTG - it's fantastic. Anryu-san's hammered blue#2 line is hugely popular for good reason, but I hazard to say that based on my experience with just this one bunka, this AS line is better. These are fantastic.


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    5  Anryu AS Bunka 170mm, July 18, 2018
    Posted By: scott - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Saw these on the site. Had to try one out. Worth every penny. Probably one of the sharpest knives out of the box I have purchased from CKTG. Buy one!

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