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Kanehiro AS Bunka 165mm
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Kanehiro AS Bunka 165mm

Item #: D-510

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(5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews)

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Bunka knives are gaining in popularity. Their compact length, tall height, and reverse tanto-style tips make them perfect all-arounders in many home and professional kitchens. They are fun to use for many styles of cutting and chopping, and the pointed delicate tips make them great for fine detail work like garnish prep. These knives are tight, fast, and dexterous in use. Plus they look so cool!

The Kanehiro AS Bunka knives are forged by master blacksmith Hiroshi Kato. They are made with a core of Aogami Super steel which is then clad with soft stainless steel. This cladding protects most of the knife from adversely reacting with acids or moisture. In fact, they will only oxidize right along the edge, which minimizes the maintenance required by fully carbon steel blades. Knife users love Aogami Super steel because it takes an acute edge and holds it throughout prolonged use. The core steel has a high hardness rate of HRC 62-63. The blade takes on a refined rustic look with the addition of a nashiji (pear skin) treatment to the upper blade surface. The hand chiseled kanji sets the blade off to perfection.

Overall fit and finish are really well achieved. The handle is a traditional hexagonal type using cherry wood for the handle and pakka wood for the ferrule. Please note that the dimensions will vary from knife to knife as these are completely hand made.

  • Weight: 4.4 ounces
  • Blade Length: 165 mm
  • Total Length: 305 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.8 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.1 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  hiroshi kato bunka, September 26, 2019
    Posted By: wanda eisenman

    I bought this knife mainly because I wanted a bunka made by the senior Kato San. This bunka is terrific!
    Good sharpness out of the box. Beautiful cladding. Great balance in my hand. I would've kept it as a piece in my collection, but now it's in my knife rack. Utility and beauty.


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    5  Highly recommend, May 1, 2019
    Posted By: David

    Of my several bunkas, this is my favorite, even over more expensive knives. It offer the best of two worlds: the sharpness and edge retention of AS steel and an outstanding stainless wrap. The hand chiseled kanji on nashiji skin with distinctive hammon line will catch your coworkers' eyes.

    This smith is a craftsman with attention to detail. The fit on the handle is excellent, good balance and height, curve choil with rounded edges. Easy to handle. I you are interested in a bunka, I strongly recommend this one. I like the line so well that I bought a couple of other knives.


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    5  Great knife. Great price. , February 21, 2018
    Posted By: Tyler - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Super happy with this knife. My first carbon steel blade and I love it. More reasonably priced than other stainless clad carbon steel knives I looked at it and definitely worth it. Looks great and works great.

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    5  A work of Art!, January 11, 2018
    Posted By: Setb47 - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    This is a beautiful knife, truly a work of art. Its very light and nimble and slices through product very well. Does fine work on veggies and proteins alike. The blade came out of box with an excellent edge. Definitely a purchase you wont regret.

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    5  Awesome Nakiri replacement!, January 4, 2018
    Posted By: Bob Z - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Like Nakiri but miss the tip for onions etc? After going thru a few nakiri's and some asking around I got one of these beauties. Its just like the other reviews and what Steve G says, superb craftsmanship, great balance, super sharp ootb, fast shipping!. This one is a keeper!

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    5  Kanehiro AS Bunka 165mm, December 19, 2017
    Posted By: Clode - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I love this knife !

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    5  Sharp, Sharp and SHARP, July 31, 2017
    Posted By: Don T. - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I don't know what to say, bought this after seeing a video of it in action. First of all, it looks sharp, as in visually appealing. It is well done, fit and finish. Second, it is sharp as in the edge OTB was screaming sharp. Third, after a very light honing with some balsa and compound, this thing is SHARP! I mean like crazy sharp. Love it! Plus, as always, almost instant gratification with the fast shipping and excellent service by CKTG.

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