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Misuzu SKS93 Bunka 160mm
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Misuzu SKS93 Bunka 160mm

Item #: MOV-M01

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews)

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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.

  • Weight: 3.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 158 mm
  • Total Length: 294 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.6 mm
  • Blade Height: 48.3 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  My personal favorite, June 5, 2019
    Posted By: James

    Like everyone else here, I love this knife. Light nimble and just has a natural feel holding it. I bought myself a second one even and currently they are sold out. I hope they restock. One other thing to mention is that the blade literally sings like a tuning fork when you tap it. Hence the little bell on the blade.

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    5  Great knife., April 1, 2019
    Posted By: Jon Burnett - verified customer

    The blade shape caught my eye and then the handle geometry really grabbed me, this looks interesting I thought. The SKS93 steel is not one I have used, a bit of research and it looks like a decent steel for a kitchen blade, good carbon content which is always good.
    OOTB sharpness was not great so out came the stones (always a pleasure for me) a quick flash on a 3k then some gentle strokes on a 6k and a final go on a CHUG and this fella was as dangerously sharp as that fantastic looking profile demands to be.
    It flew through the horizontal strokes on an onion with ease, the tip is very thin, peppers, potatoes, celery, nothing was safe from this Tasmanian Devil pirouetting across the edge grain dance floor looking for more prey to slice N' dice.
    The handle angle makes for a very comfortable time and the lightness of the blade just never fatigues your arm. This is a joy to use and home prep can never be long enough as you will just love messing around with it. That tip is so useful and easy to manipulate around the veggies and the flat blade edge will increase your speed chopping by a few extra miles per hour.

    Ok, the handle quality is not great but very easily fixed with a bit of sand paper, I stained my one and sealed it with CA and it looks pretty good.

    The core steel will patina and it goes the same colour as my Tanaka Aogami #2, a sort of blue and orange, subtle but very nice looking. The edge is holding up very well indeed and I am impressed, after 3 weeks of use it has only had a single go on a bare strop.

    This is a thin knife, very thin and as such it punches well above its monetary weight and is a real pleasure to own and use, yes it has some abnormalities, the kanji is slightly visible as bumps on the other side of the blade and as mentioned by most reviewers here, the handle needs some attention, but you will forget or forgive all this when you dissect your first edible victim.
    I am really glad I pulled the trigger on this one and would recommend others to do so.


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    5  Nice knife with a little help, February 1, 2019
    Posted By: Mark Peters - verified customer

    I like the shape and cutting profile of this knife. I did sand down the handle to remove the step down to the ferrel which made it more comfortable to use.

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    5  Follow Up on my Earlier Review, January 3, 2019
    Posted By: James Erickson

    We've had this knife for several months now, and I've got to say it is our favorite. We have several other style knives, but this has become our "go to" choice for most tasks. I like the shape, the weight and the size. The steel core and the cladding are great as well. I don't know a lot about the blade's core steel, but it does take a nice edge, and it holds the edge. It's easy to sharpen. For an all around utility knife, you can't go wrong with this one. What a bargain.

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    5  great value, October 21, 2018
    Posted By: Bennett S Greenberg - verified customer

    hope to see more knives from this maker

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    5  bunka 160, September 21, 2018
    Posted By: kruger - verified customer

    super excellent matériel merci

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    5  Misuza SKS93 160 Bunka, September 10, 2018
    Posted By: James Erickson

    I really like this knife. It is very versatile. It's become the favorite of my wife and I. We've pretty much replaced our Santoku with this Bunka.
    I particularly like the stainless cladding. With carbon steel you must be careful about drying the knife during and after use. The cladding pretty much eliminates that concern. Yes, the handle leaves a lot to be desired, but I've sanded it down so the step is much less pronounced, and I've finished it with several coats of linseed oil. It now looks pretty good. The Ho wood piece for mine has some nice quarter sawed figure in it, and is quite handsome. I also like the pronounced "D" shape of the handle. More hand filling than most other "D's".
    I don't know much about the SKS93 carbon steel core. My guess is that SKS93 is less expensive than the more common white or blue steels. It does however, seem to perform well, so it's probably a good choice for a knife sold at this price point. I have rated this knife as "excellent" because of it's value and performance. If you are one who values fit and finish over performance, don't buy this knife. Rated for fit and finish, it would be less than "excellent". If on the other hand you value performance over fit and finish, this is a rally good knife. We like the sharp point, and the overall blade shape. The 160 mm is a handy size. Our use is for the home, and maybe a professional would prefer a longer blade, I don't know, but for us, it's just right. I highly recommend this knife.


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    5  Super utility knife, August 16, 2018
    Posted By: bill huber - verified customer

    Another nice offering here. I'm a home cook and sometimes the chef knife is a bit too big. I purchased this one to replace a petty knife that was tossed out (long story). The edge seems great out of the box. I like the height on this knife, as well as the front end . really easy to maneuver while deboning chickens. The handle material leave a bit to be desired, but it doesn't impact performance. As always, great service from the CKTG. I'd recommend this blade to anyone who is looking for an inexpensive utility knife to put into their collection

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    5  Great Lil knife , May 31, 2018
    Posted By: Paul Gerhart

    Not a review about the handle it's pretty standard for 60 bucks.
    This is a sweet little piece, thinned down the blade roads a tad and took it to the shaptons it falls through veggies and will process hard root veggies 7/10 with a soft touch. Buy this knife you wont be dissatisfied. And as always great service and shipping from cktg. Cool looking box too


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    4  Pros & Cons, May 29, 2018
    Posted By: Timothy

    Pros: Great for the price, the metal is very nice and glides through veg. OOTB sharpness is decent, after a few runs on ceramic steel it goes through red onion like air.I have yet to put it on the stones but i've assuming its gonna get very sharp. FIrm enough metal doesn't give much bend at all.

    Cons: its really only one. The horrible handle, and i mean horrible. there is about a 1mm difference in the side of the bolster and the handle so there is a lip the whole way around it. Its the type of wood that you would get on a terrible ikea stand.

    I am going to sand the handle on mine and find a light varnish so make it look a bit better.
    If you can get past the horrible handle then its a great knife i love the shape and thinness of the blade.


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    4  Much much better than price, December 26, 2017
    Posted By: Andrew - verified customer

    Decided to get this as a gift for myself when ordering some knives for nieces - my new favorite small knife. OOTB sharpness not quite there, but 15 minutes on the stones and the thing is a delicious little razor - quick work of prep for appetizers and does everything a short knife can do beautifully. I really like the angle of the handle versus the blade edge - may look odd, but use the thing to make some calamari and veggies and you will understand. Great deal - I'll get a customs handle for the thing in the future - only thing about the knife that needs to be worked on but for the price who cares. Thanks again CKTG - all my go to knives are now from you.

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    4  Much much better than price, December 26, 2017
    Posted By: Andrew - verified customer

    Decided to get this as a gift for myself when ordering some knives for nieces - my new favorite small knife. OOTB sharpness not quite there, but 15 minutes on the stones and the thing is a delicious little razor - quick work of prep for appetizers and does everything a short knife can do beautifully. I really like the angle of the handle versus the blade edge - may look odd, but use the thing to make some calamari and veggies and you will understand. Great deal - I'll get a customs handle for the thing in the future - only thing about the knife that needs to be worked on but for the price who cares. Thanks again CKTG - all my go to knives are now from you.

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    5  Excellent gift knife, December 23, 2017
    Posted By: Danny Montgomery - verified customer

    I have bought three of these knives as gifts and the recipients are amazed that a knife can get as sharp as these. Very inexpensive for the qaulity of steel you are getting.It will have to be sharpened when received but it was very easy to put an incredibly sharp edge on it and I am a newb when it comes to honing. I will be buying one for myself soon.

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    5  Amazing little knife., October 11, 2017
    Posted By: benjamin sisson - verified customer

    Amazing knife, the edge is wonderful OOB and takes a refined edge wonderfully and super quickly, the blade geometry is unique and practically useful, and the thin spine gives the knife a laser feel that has me choosing this over my Aogami Super Gyuto all day long. I would rate this above Tojiro's DP line for a quality budget utilitarian knife.

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    5  perhaps the best value on this site, August 23, 2017
    Posted By: James - verified customer

    I'm not the first to laud the praises of this knife. I wish more j-knives, particularly Bunka knives sported a slightly angled handle like this one . The blade appears to be stamped within the cladding, as the "kanji" goes clear through to the other side. It is super easy to sharpen, the handle is cheap- there's that, but for $60, I defy anyone to come up with a better all purpose knife. I'm not a pro; I own eleven j-knives though, and I have worked in a kitchen before. This would make a really nice line knife. If it grew legs, you are only out $60.

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    5  Wow, April 27, 2017
    Posted By: Rob W - verified customer

    This is a weird little knife and it's just a pleasure. The handle is... cheap. It's a wa handled knife for less than $120, it's going to have a cheap handle. Most everything else I can say is positive. The grinds are thin enough the knife moves through food very well and, if you're a bit deeper into knives, the blade roads are extremely consistent and flat, so they can be thinned attractively and efficiently with almost no work. On top of that the core steel sharpens quite well and the profile leaves the knife more than capable so long as the user is comfortable with pull or push cuts. As a budget option for someone who needs a small knife for specific tasks, a knife to help learn to sharpen, or even just a knife for general home use, the Misuzu is astonishing.

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    5  Neat knife, February 11, 2017
    Posted By: Frank K - verified customer

    Usually you get what you pay for, but in this case, you get a whole lot more. I don't usually evaluate a knife before I put it on the stones. so i decided to see if I could refine the edge on this one before I needed to. Wow. I thought it was good OOTB, but wow. 3K then a a new 6K, balsa strop with 1M, and like I said wow.It is a super fun knife to use, you ougth to see what it does to scallions. I would say cheap, but it is not. Inexpensive would be a better description of function.Frank K

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    5  Great first time buy, October 9, 2016
    Posted By: Chip Letson - verified customer

    Great little knife

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    5  Just a blast!, September 7, 2016
    Posted By: Mark - verified customer

    Nimble, light and a lot of fun. The edge is alright O.O.T.B., but it holds it well once sharpened. Delivery was prompt, too. One of my new favourite tools for surgical vegetable destruction.

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