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Yamashin Blue #2 Bunka 165mm
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Yamashin Blue #2 Bunka 165mm

Item #: KAKI-165BU-C

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(4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Our Price: $120.00
Bunka style knives are regarded as general purpose blades adept at cutting and chopping a myriad of ingredients. Like most, the blade profile of this one is quite flat, which is perfect for push cutting and chopping tasks. The characteristic reverse tanto tip gives the knife an added ability for delicate work and dexterous handling. The blade shape is definitely among the more good-looking out there!

The blacksmith at Yamashin fashions this knife out of a core of Blue Paper #2 high carbon steel. Blue #2 is also known as Aogami 2 and it is similar to its White Paper sibling except for the addition of chromium and tungsten. It has the same amount of carbon as White #2 so it is slightly tougher than the #1 Paper steels. Sharpening is slightly harder than White steel but edge retention is higher. It is also a bit better than White steels as far as corrosion resistance goes.

The inner core is clad in a soft iron that has a kurouchi, or blacksmith, finish. This adds a level of protection to the blade, but it is still a reactive iron and needs care with cleaning and drying between uses. The good looking blade is coupled to a very nice semi-custom sandalwood and dyed pakka wood handle.

  • Maker: Yamashin
  • Location: Tosa, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Core Edge Steel: Hitachi Blue #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Length: 168mm
  • Weight: 4.6oz
  • Height: 46mm
  • Grind: Double Bevel (See Choil Shot)
  • Handle: Red Sandalwood
  • Ferrule: Colored Pakka Wood

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      Handle is a veneer, February 11, 2022
    Posted By: Usaguy904

    Appreciated what I thought was the quality of handle construction which prompted my order. Turns out the inlay is a veneer over the wood handle. Bummer. Tip of blade was also crooked out the box. 5/10 edge out of the box so be prepared to sharpen right away.

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      Great little knife!, January 13, 2022
    Posted By: Dawn

    This is a great little knife. Sharp out of the box. I bought one for myself and one for my daughter for a house-warming gift. She has been raving about hers. Goes through veg like a charm and detail work like buttah. So far I've purchased several knifes from CKTG for myself and for gifts and have not regretted a single thing. Keep up the good work!

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