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

Kohetsu Aogami Super Bunka 175mm

Item #: CAS-B175

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews)

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Our Price: $150.00
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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 very broad uses and appeal. Bunkas are often used to 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: 4.0 ounces
  • Blade Length: 175 mm
  • Total Length: 310 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.3 mm
  • Edge Grind: 60/40 Asymmetric (ok for left- or right-handed users)

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Great knife! This was my intro to the Kohetsu line..., December 31, 2019
    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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    5  Nice Blade, February 27, 2019
    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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    5  Exactly as advertised!, October 2, 2018
    Posted By: Nick

    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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    5  Great blade!, July 9, 2018
    Posted By: Jeff - verified customer

    The balance and finish are perfect! Came with a very refined edge that didnít 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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    5  Kohetsu AS Bunka , October 24, 2017
    Posted By: Bill Lockhart - verified customer

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

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    5  Great little knife., December 25, 2016
    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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    5  love at first slice.., November 14, 2016
    Posted By: benno - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    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 # knives to work. now i take one or two..i make fancy wood-oven pizzas, and my station/oven is in the middle of our dining room next to the bar. needless to say, i need to be economical with counter space. [keep in mind, you don't want to cut anything on the bench you stretch/make zas on, so i'm stuck with the tiny prep bench that runs parallel that is maybe 8-10" deep...} Great line knife that fits just about anywhere. does everything i need it to and more.. so light, you'll crush cases of produce and not feel like youve cut a and finish is amazing; pretty sure it's an isaiah schroeder custom handle on these, and there's no ferrule gap. super smooth. for such a flat/thin blade, you can really feel the grind. super sharp out of box. great value. my favourite knife.. my everything. this knife can/will probably replace your nakiri/santoku, gyuto etc.. basically anything double-bevel thats 210mm or under. i honestly dont get why anyone would want a santoku when you could have a bunka...maybe some kurouchi kohetsus in the future?

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