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Tsubaki Blue #2 Bunka 180mm
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Tsubaki Blue #2 Bunka 180mm

Item #: C80

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $275.00
We are very fond of knives with character, and this beauty from the Miyazaki san screams character from every angle. The knife looks a bit like a regular bunka but it is better classified as a Hakata bocho. These are essentially bunkas that originated on the southern island of Kyushu. They feature a very pointed triangular tip and an almost totally flat blade. The curved spine is what also differentiates them from their bunka brethren. Hakata knives have tall blades, and this one is no exception coming in at about 48mm.

Blacksmith Miyazaki-san hammer forges his blades from Hitachi Blue Paper #2 carbon steel and adds a fire-forged kurouchi cladding for extra protection. This endows the already cool looks with a very interesting rustic appearance which complements the weapon-like aesthetic perfectly.

It has a fairly thick spine which tapers down a bit towards the tip. The fine extended tip affords the user plenty of opportunities to process the smallest ingredients and prepare intricate garnishes. To add to the great looks, this knife is finished off with a beautiful custom handle made of stabilized burl wood.

  • Blacksmith Miyazaki-san
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Handle: Custom Octagonal Burl
  • Weight: 6.1 ozs/ 176g
  • Blade Length: 180 mm
  • Overall Length: 333 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.5mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 50 mm

  • Customer Reviews


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      Something different, November 21, 2022
    Posted By: Paul

    I like having this different style of knife in my collection. Grind is decent, some low spots. Profile has good flat spot and nice tip for detail work. The handle mine came with (ho and metal ring) is mediocre but I kind of like the look (it looks like they upgraded the handle in the newer offerings).

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      Tsubako bunka, April 9, 2017
    Posted By: Keith W JOHNSON - verified customer

    I love this knife. Love the aggressive gring and hard steel. Careful of the tip but other than that my favorite knife in my roll.

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      razor sharp, December 29, 2016
    Posted By: waylon - verified customer

    Beautifully hand crafted knife and razor sharp rite out of the box....your definitely getting your moneys worth.....if your looking for the best selection of hand crafted knives this site has it all....

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