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Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOak
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOak Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOakMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOakMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOak
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOak Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOakMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOakMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOak

Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 150mm BogOak

Item #: MA2-H15B

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Bunkas, or banno-bunkas, are sometimes described as a cross between a gyuto and a nakiri. In the south of Japan they're called hakatas. Either way, they are versatile and nimble knives capable of tackling all sorts of cutting, chopping, and slicing jobs around the kitchen. They feature a flatter profile than some other chef style blades and are particularly suited to push cutting techniques rather than rocking styles. The delicate sword tip makes them very useful for small or intricate work like preparing garnishes.

The Matsubara Blue #1 Bunka has a blade length of 155mm which is average for this style of knife. The blade height of almost 46mm makes it a great choice for those seeking some extra finger-to-board space. The blade is hammer forged from Blue #2 Steel also called Aogami which means Blue Paper. It is very good at taking and holding a sharp edge and can be hardened to a higher degree than other steels. To protect and strengthen this hardcore, a softer jigane is applied and finished in a kurouchi style. This also aids in corrosion resistance while imparting a lovely rustic look to the blade. The blade is then treated with a clear lacquer coating.

A traditional octagonal shaped handle is made of 4,000 year old bog oak in an octagonal style. It's gorgeous and is exclusive to CKTG. Give it a try!

  • Brand: Matsubara
  • Blacksmith: Tanaka San
  • Location: Nagasaki Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Weight: 4.6oz
  • Blade Length: 155mm
  • Total Length: 295mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.7mm
  • Blade Height: 45.96mm
  • Handle Type: Bog Oak Octagonal
  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Fun and functional, July 9, 2016
    Posted By: Ray Masters - verified customer

    I first experienced this knife in a CKTG Forum passrouid and was immediately struck by its cutting ability and great food release properties. Not to mention its really great look. I've always liked the look of bunkers but never quite understood their place in the kitchen. Well this little puppy showed me the way. It does it all (on small to medium sized ingredients). Nice and tall yet compact feeling. Stiff and responsive. Nicely balanced and shaped handle. It it is so much fin to use. It sharpens almost by itself! It is priced really fairly. It looks super cool. Of course I bough my own! If you like the "fun" in using kitchen knives. This is a must try.

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    5  Fun and functional, July 9, 2016
    Posted By: Ray Masters - verified customer

    I first experienced this knife in a CKTG Forum passrouid and was immediately struck by its cutting ability and great food release properties. Not to mention its really great look. I've always liked the look of bunkers but never quite understood their place in the kitchen. Well this little puppy showed me the way. It does it all (on small to medium sized ingredients). Nice and tall yet compact feeling. Stiff and responsive. Nicely balanced and shaped handle. It it is so much fin to use. It sharpens almost by itself! It is priced really fairly. It looks super cool. Of course I bough my own! If you like the "fun" in using kitchen knives. This is a must try.

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    5  This is awesome, October 15, 2015
    Posted By: frank - verified customer

    A great feeling knife this is. 3.2 mm spine, razor sharp white #1 and a perfect fit and finish. The handle is larger and make this feel like a santoku. I love it and am using it for almost everything. The cladding is also beautifully done. Thanks!

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    5  This is awesome, October 15, 2015
    Posted By: frank - verified customer

    A great feeling knife this is. 3.2 mm spine, razor sharp white #1 and a perfect fit and finish. The handle is larger and make this feel like a santoku. I love it and am using it for almost everything. The cladding is also beautifully done. Thanks!

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    4  Great Little Knife, February 16, 2015
    Posted By: Michael F. - verified customer

    I wanted to try this knife for two reasons:1. I wanted to try white #1 steel2. I wanted something to act like a petty with higher board clearanceTo start, I really like the performance of the white #1. Needed sharpening OOTB (like most J knives), but now that I've had a chance to use it for a while I can tell it sharpens up extremely well and does a good job maintaining an edge.The blade is really thin, which I like on a knife used for fruits and smaller vegetables. This thing is a shallot slayer. The pointed tip is also handy for some precision work. An added bonus in my opinion is that the blade length is really 155mm, not the 150 reported.Great board clearance as well. I am a pretty tall guy so I would recommend this to people who don't like working with the shorter petty knives.

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    4  Great Little Knife, February 16, 2015
    Posted By: Michael F. - verified customer

    I wanted to try this knife for two reasons:1. I wanted to try white #1 steel2. I wanted something to act like a petty with higher board clearanceTo start, I really like the performance of the white #1. Needed sharpening OOTB (like most J knives), but now that I've had a chance to use it for a while I can tell it sharpens up extremely well and does a good job maintaining an edge.The blade is really thin, which I like on a knife used for fruits and smaller vegetables. This thing is a shallot slayer. The pointed tip is also handy for some precision work. An added bonus in my opinion is that the blade length is really 155mm, not the 150 reported.Great board clearance as well. I am a pretty tall guy so I would recommend this to people who don't like working with the shorter petty knives.

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