+Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Bunka 170mm
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Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Bunka 170mm
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Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Bunka 170mm

Item #: YW1B-H17C

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(5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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Bunka style blades have a very unique look to them. Featuring the classic reverse tanto tip and a tall blade height, they have the appearance of an ancient weapon. And in fact they are a great cutting weapon in any kitchen, pro or amateur. The blade style is gaining in popularity in the West, where its shorter length and sharp tip make for a wonderful jack of all trades kitchen utensil. These knives can be used as a substitute for a gyuto or santoku, or even a longer petty. Since banno bunkas have quite flat profiles they are particularly adept at push cutting and chopping rather than rock chopping.

If you have ever wondered if this style of knife is right for you, the Fugen White #1 bunka could be your perfect choice due to its surprisingly low price. But that price does not come at the cost of performance or aesthetics. The core White #1 steel is well liked in knife circles for its resilience and ease of sharpening attributes. The cladding, made from soft iron, is left with its carbon face and rustic look. This kurouchi finish is great at reducing the chances of rust and corrosion. But the blade is still prone to these issues and must be treated accordingly.

Over all this is a bargain of a knife that will find favor with many different types of users. Highly recommended.

  • Knife Brand: Fugen
  • Blacksmith: Yoshimitsu
  • Location: Nagasaki Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Edge Steel: White #1
  • HRC: 61
  • Edge Grind: Even (See choil shot)
  • Knife Type: Bunka
  • Edge Length: 170mm
  • Total Length: 305mm
  • Height: 47mm
  • Spine Thickness: 3mm
  • Weight: 4oz
  • Handle: Ho Wood Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Fantastic knife!!!, June 22, 2019
    Posted By: Iggy

    Had been wanting to get a Japanese knife for a while and had way over-thought things. Talked to Mark about a short list of Bunkas that I was considering, and decided to give this one a shot. I was expecting a good quality knife with a simple unfinished handle. The handle is really light, smooth, well fitting, and with a quick rubbing of board wax it's perfect and feels great in hand! The blade, which I had the finish sharpening service done on, has an INCREDIBLE edge on it! The sharpness is outstanding and it cuts even better that I had hoped. I couldn't be happier with this knife!

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    5  As good as the first one , December 19, 2018
    Posted By: Jeff Spivak - verified customer

    Got a second one as a gift. So good...

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    5  Exceptional!, December 1, 2018
    Posted By: Jeff Spivak

    Scalpel-sharp, spot-on geometry, wicked tip. Great for garnishes and small, precise jobs. A perfect complement to my Zakuri 240mm gyuto.

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    5  Yoshimitsu White #1 Bunka, November 8, 2018
    Posted By: Joshua Baker - verified customer

    While this actually one of the least expensive knives I own, I find myself grabbing it more and more. The blade is fantastic and does I wonderful job on the kitchen. I ended up putting a different handle on it, which, in my opinion, greatly improved the feel of the knife as a whole. The profile of the blade allows one to use the knife for many different purposes in the kitchen with ease: this is quickly becoming one of my favorite knives in my collection.

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    5  Excellent and exceeded expectations! , March 4, 2018
    Posted By: Benjamin Storm Raney - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife is excellent and truly exceeded my expectations.

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    5  Excellent investment , January 7, 2018
    Posted By: Joe Connors - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I couldnt ask for more in a knife, both aesthetically and functionally.

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