Kohetsu is our in-house brand of Japanese kitchen knives. We have eight different lines under this brand comprised of various steel and construction techniques. The SLD line is made up of the usual shapes and sizes with an eye towards ease of maintenance, quality of materials and low impact on your wallet!
The Kohetsu SLD Bunka is a fun and functional kitchen knife boasting great performance, a lovely aesthetic, and fine fit and finish. We start with a core of SLD tool steel which is hardened to 61-62 Rockwell. The hagane (inner core) is then covered with a layer of a soft fully stainless steel cladding. This enhances both the strength of the core and ease of maintenance. The inner core of SLD is a semi-stainless steel and is regarded as a great alloy for both taking and holding a very keen edge.
The outer core, or jigane, is given a really unique lattice work hammer finish before it receives a final high shine polish. The result is a knife of great visual appeal.
Bunka knives are gaining in popularity in the west due to their compact dimensions and versatility. The relatively tall blade makes for good hand to board clearance. The flat profile is perfect for vegetable prep, especially for push cutters.The pointed tanto style tip is great for detail work and getting into tight places. It looks cool too!
Region: Sanjo, Japan
Steel: SLD Stainless
Weight: 5.5 oz / 158g
Edge Length: 173 mm
Overall Length: 320 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.7 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 45.4 mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal
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