Misuzu VG10 Bunka
160mm with a black stained oak handle.
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 allows them 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 regarding 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
Maker: Misuzu Hamono
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: Black Oak Octagonal