The Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 210mm is made exclusively for CKTG. The Kohetsu brand came about when we asked our blacksmith in Seki to make us a line of knives that would bring our customers top-flight cutting performance, using the best steels, impeccable heat treatments and nice, thin grinds. The result was a range of very different knives that all heed to these same principals.
The bunka featured here is made from Blue #2 high carbon steel, made by Hitachi. This steel is regarded as one of the best to use in the making of kitchen knives. As it is high carbon, we clad the blade in a layer of stainless steel so that only the mirror finished edge will be reactive. The nashiji finish helps food slide right off the knife, simplifying a busy prep session and adding to the overall great looks. We are particularly excited about the excellent heat treatment and very nice grinds.
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.
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