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Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mm
Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mm Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mmKohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mmKohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mm
Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mm Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mmKohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mmKohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mm

Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 170mm

Item #: SAN-B170

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(5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews)

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This Kohetsu bunka was created to be an alternative to the santoku, made for push cutting and chopping rather than rock chopping. This line is made in Japan exclusively for Chefknivestogo. It is made of Hitachi blue #2 steel clad in stainless steel, so only the edge of the blade will be reactive. The Nashiji finish is said to look like a pear skin and it gives this line a really distinctive look. It now comes with a walnut and pakkawood octagonal handle.

  • Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 170 mm (6.75")
  • Overall Length: 310 mm (12.25")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Height: 44.2 mm
  • Handle: Walnut Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Review from a home cook.., October 8, 2019
    Posted By: Louis DiPierro

    So this review is coming at you from an amateur home cook and this is the first hand made carbon steel Japanese knife I've ever owned or even used. Many years ago I cooked professionally in a kitchen but I am not a chef. However, I do love to cook and try to do so at least a couple times a week.

    First off, this is one of those things that you need to see in person to really appreciate. Kind of like a Ferrari or a Rolex, pictures don't really do it justice. This blade has a more rugged finish than some, but it is still a beautiful work of art. The handle is also pretty rugged, simple unfinished walnut and pakkawood. But I finished mine with three coats of Tung Oil when I received it and now its stunning! The oil really brought out the grain of the wood, gave it some shine, and will protect it from moisture. I highly recommend tung oil to anyone who has an unfinished wood handle on their knife.

    As far as performance goes...WOW. I used it for the first time a few days ago and all I can tell you is I have never experienced cutting like this before. I used it to slice up some bell peppers, cube some potatoes, and cut through ~2" broccoli stems and it was literally like cutting through air. Seriously, almost no additional pressure was required to cut, particularly with the peppers, it was like they weren't even there. Also, coming from a western style santoku and chef's knife this thing is incredibly light weight and nimble. It is also my first experience with a Bunka and I have to say I love the sharp tip, it has already proved useful. The main reason I chose this particular knife was the profile of the cutting edge. I am mostly a rock cutter but I also push but and I prefer a flatter edge, like a Santoku. This one is perfect for me, as is the length, which appears to be just about 7". This will definitely be my go to knife in the kitchen for many many years.

    This is also my first experience purchasing from CKTG. I ordered the sharpening service with mine and overall I am very satisfied with everything. It only took one day for them to sharpen and ship, very impressive. I'm now in the market for a ~5" utility knife and will most likely be purchasing from CKTG again. Thanks!

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    5  Fantastic utility knife., September 20, 2019
    Posted By: Devin Dixon

    Bought this to replace a stolen Shun Premier 6” (purchased from CKTG way back in 2011) and I could not be happier. Purchased CKTG’s finish sharpening service and it positively screams. I work in a very small, very busy kitchen and can spare neither the time nor the real estate for a full compliment of knives or any knife longer than 210mm. I use this guy for everything from boning chickens and cleaning tenderloin, to brunoise mirepoix, to peeling beets. It stays razor sharp for a whole shift, and serviceably sharp for several more. A quick stropping or touch-up on a 6000 grit stone will bring back its murderously acute edge. The stainless cladding makes it easy to maintain, even during a busy service.

    Slight drawback: edge can be a bit brittle—twice in 2 months I’ve taken it to a 1000 grit stone to repair a wee chip that appeared from I known not whence.

    Handle is comfortable—if a bit roughly finished—and will benefit from regular oiling (or a bath in polyurethane) so you might not want it if you work in a particularly wet environment.

    Overall an incredible value.

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    5  Bunka, March 25, 2018
    Posted By: peter - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Nice looking and does the job, Thanks.

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    5  Beautiful knife, February 21, 2018
    Posted By: Quinn H - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This look of this knife is very unique and beautiful. The blade gets very thin and can get excessively sharp because of it. The handle is also great it feels solid and is well constructed. Handle install also very good. Ootb edge is sharp enough to perform but I touch up every edge I get.

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    5  Excellent knife, September 15, 2017
    Posted By: Justin - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is my first J-knife, and as such, I have nothing to compare it to. Save for the horrible shop knives from kitchens, and my uber-dull knives at home. It blows them out of the water. Excellent edge retention so far; I started using it OOTB with no whetstone or stropping, it still passes the tomato test over a week later. The profile of the blade allows for slicing, push/pull, and it even has enough of a belly that you could rock it pretty good. A lot pointier than most bunkas i've seen, NOT a bad thing, the surgical tip allows for delicate tasks. The walnut and pakka wood combined with the nashiji finish give this knife a beautiful rustic appearance. All in all, an excellent knife, I see myself using it a long time. Will update after some whetstone lovin'.

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