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Kato Ginsan Bunka 165mm

Item #: D-708KY

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Our Price: $199.00
Kanehiro Uchi Hamono, founded in 1928 in Takefu Village, Echizen, Japan, is a renowned knife-making company. Originally led by Kanehiro himself, it later came under the stewardship of the esteemed blacksmith Hiroshi Kato, holder of the Certification of the Traditional Craftsmen. Recently, Yoshimi Kato, son of Hiroshi Kato, has taken over the reins of the Kanehiro Knife Company.

One of our favorite choices is the Ginsan steel due to its exceptional balance of sharpness and durability. This steel is easy to use and maintain, providing a pleasant cutting experience. The blade features a G-3 core, enveloped by a softer stainless steel cladding with an attractive nashiji (pear skin) finish. Unlike high carbon steel blades, this knife requires less rigorous cleaning and drying.

The bunka blade showcases a purposeful design with a reverse tanto-style tip and a short, tall profile. It has gained popularity for its versatile capabilities, excelling in cutting, slicing, and chopping tasks.

  • Brand: Kanehiro
  • Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Core Steel: Ginsan (G-3)
  • Cladding: Stainless Nashiji
  • Handle: Maple Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Brown Pakka Wood
  • Engraving: Laser Engraved
  • Edge: Even Grind (See Choil Shot)
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces / 136g
  • Thickness at Heel: 3 mm
  • Blade Height: 46.7 mm
  • Edge Length: 169mm
  • The photo is the knife style you will get.

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      An elegant beauty
    Posted By: Conal Condren - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This is the fourth knife I have bought from CKTG. Buying knives on-line is counter intuitive, like fountain pens, they should be handled and used before purchase, but CKTG does its best to overcome the problem: excellent variety and range, good support and delivery and above all no oversell or inflated claims in the careful video reviews. My first knife, (Itto Ryo) was on the basis of an uncharacteristic rave review--ordinary handle, amazing blade. That was spot on.I took ages deciding on this, I relish the process, and my first choice not so expensive, was out of stock. Initially I found the nashiji finish a little lacking in character, but now really like it and love everything else about the knife, though I've yet to put it to a whetstone. It is good to be away from the tyranny of carbon steel, sometimes. And this feels almost like a carbon blade. CC

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      Exquisite Utility knife!
    Posted By: Will M.

    I have been a professional Chef since 2007 and used many brands and styles of knives. This knife is the perfect balance surgical sharpness and agility. Thank you Mark for your expertise and hospitality.

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      Exactly what I was looking for!
    Posted By: DGSD

    I have a host of knives on the block, including some AS from Mutsumi Hinoura. I wanted something my wife would be more comfortable using, without as much care required, but similar capability. I inquired with Mark and narrowed it down to Kanehiro Ginsan and a few other PM options. These are really great on performance, fit n' finish and nice steel that is well balanced in several ways. Not enough time to comment on edge retention yet, but very fun to work with for everyday use. I also picked up a 210 Gyuto that will see some heavier use. Recommend for a non-carbon option.

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