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 results 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 which tapers down to the very fine tip. Along with the steel, it also boasts an upgraded 4,000 Year Bog Oak Octagonal handle sourced from Ukraine which really makes this knife pop.
Location: Miki City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Weight: 3.8 ounces /105g
Blade Length: 156 mm
Total Length: 280 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.58 mm
Blade Height: 48 mm
Handle: 4,000 Year Bog Oak Octagonal