We have been carrying some other Misuzu knives with the damascus cladding, now this is our first with a carbon steel called SKS93 and clad in stainless steel for easy sharpening and care. HRC for this steel is 60-61 Rockwell and it sharpens and performs similarly to Hitachi YCS3 carbon steel. This is a perfect knife to learn to sharpen on. It has steel on the core that will quickly develop a burr and the stainless cladding makes it easy to care for. It's a really fun knife to try and one of the best selling knives that Misuzu sells to their domestic customers over the past 70 years. Misuzu Knives are produced by a small family run blacksmith shop in Miki Japan. This Bunka is a great multi-use kitchen knife, with a long, flat profile ending in a sharp tip.
None of our sayas that we currently carry fit this knife correctly, please go with the blade guard.
Weight: 3.5 oz/ 98g
Blade Length: 157 mm
Overall Length: 283 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 1.9 mm
Blade Height: 47.7 mm
Handle: Magnolia Octagonal with blond buffalo horn ferrule