After 50 years, Anryu has given over his business to his trusted apprentice, Ikeda san who now manages Anryu Hamono and does the lion share of the work.
The combination of the reverse tanto-style tip and short, tall blade lend this knife a very purposeful look and versatility in use. Bunka
style knives are gaining in popularity recently due to their do-it-all abilities. They are adept at cutting, slicing, and chopping, while the tip allows them to take on smaller ingredients and get into tight spaces. With an edge length of just 130mm, it is also a good choice for making garnishes and undertaking detail work of all kinds.
Workshop: Anryu Hamono
Lead Blacksmith: Ikeda San
Location: Echizen Japan
Weight: 2.6 ounces
Blade Length: 130 mm
Total Length: 260 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.4 mm
Blade Height: 33.4 mm