We have been slowly adding new items to our line-up of Misuzu knives over the past year and this new bunka
represents a slight departure from the norm with the use of VG-10 steel as the core element. While the steel is a change, the basic shape and design are similar to the SKS93 bunka that has become a popular blade with many of our new customers.
The iconic reverse tanto-style tip and short, tall blade result in a knife with a very purposeful look. Not surprisingly, this style of knife is getting more popular, given their do-it-all abilities. Bunkas are suitable for cutting, slicing, and chopping, while the tip affords them the ability to take on smaller ingredients or get into tight spaces. Many chefs use them as an alternative to a petty for garnish and detail work of all kinds.
The step up to VG-10 steel takes this great little knife into a higher place compared to its sibling, especially as regards edge stability, ease of sharpening, and stain resistance. As with the other knives in the line, the profile and grinds are similarly well-executed. It has a really nice thin spine that tapers down to the very fine tip. Along with the steel, it also boasts an upgraded urushi octagonal handle
Location: Miki City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Weight: 3.6 ounces
Blade Length: 158 mm
Total Length: 294 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.6 mm
Blade Height: 48.3 mm
Handle: Urushi Blue Handle Octagonal
Handle was updated 4/9/2021. Trust the photos not the video