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Kohetsu Aogami Super Bunka 175mm
Kohetsu Aogami Super Bunka 175mm Kohetsu Aogami Super Bunka 175mmKohetsu Aogami Super Bunka 175mmKohetsu Aogami Super Bunka 175mm
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Kohetsu Aogami Super Bunka 175mm

Item #: CAS-B175

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews)

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Our Price: $150.00
The bunka is a very versatile blade that is gaining popularity in many kitchens with both professional and home chefs. It is shorter in length than a gyuto and, combined with its tall blade height, creates a knife with extensive uses and appeal. Bunkas often replace short gyutos or santokus, especially for people who favor push-cutting and chopping techniques. No doubt the great-looking reverse tanto profile also adds to a compelling aesthetic appeal.

The Kohetsu Aogami Super is made exclusively for CKTG by the extremely talented blacksmith, Tsukahara-san, working in Seki City. We have specified a hardness of 64 HRC which we feel is a good number for this popular steel. It will thus hold a sharp edge longer but will take a bit more effort to sharpen. The core steel is clad in stainless steel for added strength and ease of daily maintenance.

The blade has a nice progressive grind which Mr. Tsukahara biases slightly more on the right side than the left. He also feathers and thins out the tip for greater cutting performance.

A nicely finished ho wood handle featuring a traditional octagonal shape means this knife is light and easy to hold while being suitable for right- and left-handed users.

  • Brand: Kohetsu
  • Location: Seki, Japan
  • Sharpener: Tsukahara-San
  • Construction: Laser Cut, San Mai
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Core Steel: Aogami Super
  • Handle: Ho Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
  • Engraving: Stamped
  • Weight: 3.6 oz (102 g)
  • Blade Length: 181 mm
  • Total Length: 318 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.1 mm
  • Edge Grind: 60/40 Asymmetric (ok for left- or right-handed users)
  • Photos by Gustavo Bermudez

  • Customer Reviews


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      kahetsu aogami super bunka

    Cuts through vegetables like butter.. well made

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    Posted By: zirf - verified customer

    Love the blue super steel, it gets so sharp! F&F is nice on this knife also the weight somewhat light. Overall great performing blade.

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      Great knife! This was my intro to the Kohetsu line...
    Posted By: James Watson - verified customer

    First purchase in the Kohetsu line and also in the AS family. Really enjoying the knife for prep. Very versatile, going from breaking down chicken like a honesuki to veg prep of just about any kind and even fine tip work. Loved this knife so much I have already purchased the 150 petty!

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      Nice Blade
    Posted By: Ron - verified customer

    Very nice knife. Great fit and finish. The knife came sharp but I spent a little time on a 10K stone and now have a razor. I am pleased with the quality of the purchase and very happy with the service.

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      Exactly as advertised!
    Posted By: Nick
    1 people found this review helpful

    I'm a Head Chef working for a small but busy catering company.
    I've been on the lookout for all round blade to bridge the gap and replace my guyto and santoku
    I have been using a well known Japanese brand of knives made of Molybdenum steel for a while as they are readily available and I have no real
    complaints except that they don't last very long and while they do take a keen edge it as well, doesn't last long enough.
    I received this Kohetsu Bunka knife just in time to be put through its paces, 500 people over 4 days.
    I cut and chopped and prepped for 3 days prior, 20kg onions, 10kg carrots, 35kg chicken, 8kg mushrooms ect ect. and list goes on.
    This knife performed perfectly. It was razor sharp on delivery and held that edge for 2 days gliding effortlessly through everything!!
    Only after that could i not do a push cut through paper!
    But still my sharpest knife by far. I am entirely satisfied with my purchase, it wont be my last.
    If you are looking for a new affordable all round prep knife, No frills just a solid work horse that will hold an edge all day. I'dd say this is pretty perfect.

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      Great blade!
    Posted By: Jeff - verified customer

    The balance and finish are perfect! Came with a very refined edge that didn't even need touching up. Food release is not the greatest but I knew that before purchasing. Very functional profile for a variety of tasks!

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      Kohetsu AS Bunka
    Posted By: Bill Lockhart - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife was exactly what my wife was wanting. Perfect fit !

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      Great little knife.
    Posted By: Dan S - verified customer

    I was looking for something smaller for prep tasks. The 174 length feels considerably longer than a 165 santoku, not to mention it looks way more badass. This knife is pretty darn thin, grind is great for the price. Pictures don't show the claddingline very well but after some use it pops up and looks great. Out the box the edge was pretty sharp. Blasted through a case of fingerlings and tomatoes, very nice performance. My only grievance is the handle circumference feels a little big where the ferrule is, I got used to it quick though. This kohetsu AS line is very well done. Thanks Mark!

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      love at first slice..
    Posted By: benno - verified customer

    this is my favourite knife, and has replaced my chef's knife AND utility in one go.. did some research on these, and this line of kohetsu is made by tsukahara bros in Seki. I used to take

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