The Kohetsu AS Western Bunka is one of a line of knives made exclusively for CKTG. Kohetsu knives are about bringing you the best cutting performance using the top steels on the market with impeccable heat treatment and nice, thin grinds. 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.
There is something quite intriguing about the shape of a bunka. The combination of the reverse tanto-style tip and short, tall blade lend the knife a very purposeful look. These knives are gaining in popularity recently due to their do-it-all abilities. They are adept at cutting, slicing, and chopping, while the tip affords them the ability to take on smaller ingredients and get into tight spaces. They are a good choice for making garnishes and undertaking detail work of all kinds.
This fun and functional kitchen knife looks as great as it performs. The top shelf fit and finish can be seen in the finely crafted western mahogany handle mated to a lovely stainless bolster. Some embossed kanji set off the lovely satin finish on the blade. All around, this bunka is a great knife at a very affordable price.
Region:: Seki, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Blade Style: Bunka
Edge: Aogami Super Steel
Engraving: Machine Engraved
Handle: Western (Yo)
Edge Length: 175mm
Spine Thickness: 2.2mm
Edge: See Choil Shot Photo 3
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