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Kohetsu HAP40 Wa Bunka 175mm
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Kohetsu HAP40 Wa Bunka 175mm

Item #: KHP-B175

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(5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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Kohetsu is our in-house brand of Japanese kitchen knives. The brand is split into 8 lines made up of various steels, styles and forging techniques.

The Bunka featured here is made from HAP40 steel by renowned blacksmith Tsukahara-San. HAP40 is right at the top of our preferred knife alloys. It is a very fine grained steel with an ability to take an edge with relative ease and hold that edge through a prolonged period of use. HAP40 polishes to a super sharp edge that will eventually take on a nice patina. We have the core steel encased in a softer stainless steel for added protection, strength and lightness. * The knife protector fits much better than a saya since this is a thin knife.

Bunkas are great all-around kitchen knives. They have a really nice height to length ratio for tackling smaller proteins and vegetables. The slim tanto style tip is perfect for getting into hard to reach places and taking on intricate tasks such as garnish preparation.

The edge grind is superb. It is a 50/50 symmetrical bevel with an out of the box sharpness that is among the best we have ever encountered. Fit and finish are of equal quality. The knife comes with a traditional Ho wood handle coupled to a buffalo horn ferrule.

  • Brand: Kohetsu
  • Blacksmith: Tsukahara-San
  • Region: Seki, Japan
  • Steel: HAP40
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • HRC: 65-66
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 175 mm
  • Overall Length: 310 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 47 mm
  • Handle: Ho Wood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Kohetsu hap40 wa buka, September 24, 2019
    Posted By: Lawrence zins - verified customer

    My go to knife very sharp orb this is awesome steel and amazingly light

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    5  Now That's a Knife, November 3, 2017
    Posted By: Brad B - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Had previously orderd the Kohetsu HAP 40 Honesuki, my first Hap 40 knife. Liked it so much I bought this Kohetsu HAP 40 Bunka. It was very sharp out of the box (7 out of 10). I refined and polished the factory edge to 30k and it has is extremely sharp edge with 15 degree per side primary bevel (9 out of 10). I have a cherry wood end grain board and first did some push cutting with the knife. On my first cut the thing glided through the red potato with very little resistance and stuck in the board on the flat part of the blade and it just stood there with the cut in halves of potato split and rolled off on either side of it. It has a truly excelent grind, very little stickage. It cut through fresh snapy carrots like they were rotten soft. It tip sliced through raw chicken breast to make chichen strips without leaving any membranes or sinue uncut with a single slice for each strip. Wow, it is a great tip draw slicer and an excelent chopper on the cherry board. So far with lots of different cutting styles I have used including tough chopping work, it shows no sign of dullng at all, and under magnification showed no rolling or microchipping of the edge so far. I have had it about a month and have not even needed to strop it yet.This knife does not look fancy, though the blade is beautiful in its owny shiny way, but my goodness this thing is a performer worth every penny and more.

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    4  Very sharp but doesn't go through everything well, January 15, 2017
    Posted By: Kendall Phillips - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I evened out the bevel a little more because I'm left handed and it's a little prone to microchipping. It has a thin grind and I really put it through the paces to see what it could handle. It's very sharp and really does hold an edge indefinitely

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    5  Amazing, November 28, 2016
    Posted By: Joshua rassel - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Not sure if you would qualify this as a lazer, but the closest I've had. Flies through veg prep, good for carving, and a great overall line service knife. Will continue buying this steel

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    5  Fantastic! , November 25, 2016
    Posted By: Ryan C - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I've been using this knife now for a few weeks, and I've gotta say how much I love this knife. I've never owned a Hap40 knife before so I really wanted to put this steel through its paces. After touching up the edge to my own liking I put away my go to AS kohetsu gyuto and endlessly used this knife. Constant 12 hour shifts of service and prep don't phase this knife. On the flip side I bring this knife into the culinary competition setting the morning after 3 12 hour shifts and it's still as if it's fresh off the stone. The tip is so versatile, and the steel holds and edge so well that I'm not afraid to bring this into a competition kitchen after beating on it endlessly in a professional setting as well. This may be my go to prep knife from now on.

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    5  Great kknife, November 11, 2016
    Posted By: Michael Gotthelf - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Have used the kife for several days now. Very sharp out of the box. Fit and finish excellent. Love the shape. Mostly used for vegetable prep and the length and protruding tip make it function like a short chefs knife that is very maneuverable.Realy holds its edge. You will be happy with this!

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