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

Kohetsu Shinano Blue #2 Bunka 170mm

Item #: TAP-B17N

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(5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $160.00
Made in a secret blacksmith shop in Niigata Prefecture by a very well-known blade master, the new Kohetsu Shinano knives represents another step in the ever evolving Kohetsu line of Japanese kitchen knives.

The construction of this fun and functional bunka employs the san-mai method of awase (cladding) where a welded softer outer layer of steel laminates the hard core of the blade. This cladding is applied on both sides of the hagane (inner core), but not over the spine. In the case of our Shinano line the cladding is a stainless steel, making maintenance a lot easier than needed with a full carbon blade. The specified hardness of 62 Rockwell for the Aogami hagane results in a durable blade that is still resilient and easy to sharpen. The blade path is set high on the face and is given a great looking matte finish which adds a contrast to the exposed inner core edge.

Bunka style knives are gaining in popularity in the west. Their compact dimensions, added blade height, and fine tanto style tip make for a very versatile cutter. They are customarily flatter than gyutos or santokus, so push cutters will be more impressed by the profile. *The felt protector fits better than the bunka saya.

We have made this knife available with a semi-custom handle constructed from stabilized maple with a stabilized wenge ferrule. It is a classic octagonal shape and looks just right with this fine and fun looking blade.

  • Brand: Kohetsu
  • Line: Shinano
  • Blacksmith: It's a secret
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62
  • Knife Type: Bunka
  • Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Blade Length: 175 mm
  • Blade Height: 45 mm
  • Grind: Even 50/50
  • Handle: Stabilized, Maple Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Stabilized, Walnut

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Great Midsized Bunka, December 16, 2017
    Posted By: Mike Hunt - verified customer

    Great edge out of the box, took it to the 10k for a few min and it's scary sharp. Needed a smaller knife to use on multiple stations at work to avoid having to get in my knife roll frequently. From garnish work and light prep to butchering small protein and fish, this knife is a suited for almost any task. 10/10 would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a smaller utility blade

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    5  Very Good Knife, March 16, 2017
    Posted By: Mr. Z - verified customer

    I received this knife as a gift and I'm very pleased with it. The blade was very sharp out of the box and has held it's edge well. The blade has been great for vegetable prep and smaller meat work such as chicken breasts and fish. It's slightly blade heavy which I like and overall the balance feels good in the hand as you work with it. I have had no issues with this knife thus far and would recommend it to anyone looking for a K-tip prep knife.

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    5  WOW!, November 13, 2016
    Posted By: Jim Tracy - verified customer

    Knife arrived today :-) Great Handle and razor sharp right out of the box, balanced, great looking. add on the ease of shopping, great service, and quick shipping... and I'm one very satisfied customer! Thanks!

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