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Okeya Blue #2 Wa Bunka 165mm
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Okeya Blue #2 Wa Bunka 165mm

Item #: JHA-B16J

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(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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The Okeya bunka is a super fun knife adept at many tasks around the kitchen. It is a really well made item at a very keen price.

Okeya-San operates a small blacksmith shop with his son, following on his grandfatherís tradition of making the small Japanese blades called kogatanas. These are small multi-purpose utility knives good for all kinds of cutting and whittling. Okeya have recently expanded their line into more common kitchen knives like gyutos and santokus. The knife featured here is a great example of this new era in their business.

Bunka style knives are versatile and easy to use kitchen utensils. Their short length and tanto style tip makes them really useful at cutting smaller ingredients and prepping intricate morsels and garnishes. The relatively tall blade height offers extra hand clearance and control.

Okeya-san fashions the blade from the ubiquitous Blue #2 carbon steel. It is a well-loved and highly practical alloy for use in kitchen knives. Yes, itís reactive. But care with cleaning and drying will keep that under control. The steel takes a very sharp edge and keeps it through long sessions. It is also an easy steel to sharpen. Given the level of fit and finish and the use of good materials this knife is a bit of a bargain.

If you have ever felt the need to try something outside of the usual chef knife/gyuto styles then this is a great opportunity to do so without breaking the bank.

  • Blacksmith: Fujiwara San
  • Brand: Okeya
  • Location: Miki City, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2 Carbon Steel
  • Cladding: Soft Iron / Nashiji Finish
  • Handle: Octagonal Walnut
  • Ferrule: Black Pakkawood
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces/ 130g
  • Blade Length: 165 mm
  • Total Length: 300 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2 mm
  • Blade Height: 46 mm

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  hidden gem!, December 27, 2019
    Posted By: Gabriel - verified customer

    Love this knife! I purchased it as a gift, but after putting it through itís paces (as one does ;) ) I think Iíll be getting myself one soon! The fit and finish are that of a knife at a much higher price point, and the performance is fantastic. This is becoming one of my most recommended bang-for-your-buck knives, but it would be impressive at most price points.

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    5  Still going strong..., August 11, 2018
    Posted By: Joshua Ramos

    I bought this knife a little over a year ago and it has become the workhorse of my knife kit. Working in the industry, my knife kit is very important for me and not at all a cheap thing to build up. This has surpassed not only half my knife kit but other chefs who have used this knife say they like it better than their own knife. Itís smaller profile letís you really get precision work out of a small workspace, and the feel of the grip is great if you tend to ďpinch gripĒ near the top of the handle. I highly recommend this knife as a first purchase for someone just getting into the industry or for pros who might be looking for something a little less cumbersome.

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    5  Great Knife, Super Service, March 17, 2017
    Posted By: Edward Powell - verified customer

    All things good to say about this knife. I got the sharpening service, so no surprise that it was very sharp out of the box. While not the most expensive knife in the drawer, it performs as well as any; and I like the look, feel and balance of it. It's the workhorse I'd hoped for, and then some. It sees daily use, and it looks like it's going to be a while before it needs sharpening. That keeps my other knives in the drawer for now. I also got the saya for it and appreciate its quality and its protective function (both for the blade and for fingers). All in all for me, a knife aficionado whose far from being a knife guru, this Okeya Blue #2 Bunka is totally satisfying. A great knife at a great price.

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    5  !, December 18, 2016
    Posted By: Jamey - verified customer

    Service was quick, and the knife is of the quality advertised; sharp out of the beautiful box and still holding the edge after couple of weeks of home cooking use. Thank you CKTG for another positive buying experience!

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