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Yasunori Blue #2 Bunka 165mm
Yasunori Blue #2 Bunka 165mm Yasunori Blue #2 Bunka 165mmYasunori Blue #2 Bunka 165mmYasunori Blue #2 Bunka 165mm
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Yasunori Blue #2 Bunka 165mm

Item #: KYA-B17J

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $130.00
Yasunori Blue #2 Bunka 165mm

We love finding new blacksmiths especially when they are offering a limited range of intriguing knives at attractive prices. Such is the case with Yasunori. This is a small blacksmith enterprise that is located in the Miki region of Japan. Yasunori-san is the sole proprietor, forging, heat treating, grinding and edging every blade.

The Yasunori Bunka is a fun and functional kitchen knife. It combines many of the attributes of a nakiri and santoku in a package that is both versatile and efficient. At 165mm, it is a short blade. There is a gentle curve to the belly almost along the entire length of the edge.

It is constructed with a core of Blue #2 carbon steel with an outer layer of a softer stainless steel. It is quite light and together with the short blade length makes for a very nimble cutter. The blade face has been given a nice horizontal brush finish and is decorated with some good looking hand chiseled kanji. The blade is attached to a traditional octagonal handle made from walnut and pakka wood.

This is a really well executed item which has many features not found on knives at this price point. Highly recommended.

  • Brand: Yasunori
  • Location: Miki City Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62
  • Weight:4oz
  • Blade Length: 165mm
  • Total Length: 294mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.55mm
  • Blade Height: 44mm

  • Customer Reviews


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      Good Workhorse
    Posted By: Sebastian - verified customer

    Easy to sharpen and can take a good amount of work in the professional kitchen. The back of the blade is thick enough to get through some thick carrots and roots but I would still be careful. I have not tried it on butternuts, nor do I want to. I've had it for about a month so far and its been a good blade.

    The knife states that it's 165mm but I got it as 170mm. Definitely does not bother me but I feel that it's important to say. The knife also came with a scratch on the front of the point. And the handle doesn't seem it was sealed properly onto the blade, leaving small open spaces, allowing air, water or other things to enter the handle. So I have to change the handle soon. Other than that it's a very good knife.

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      love it
    Posted By: Candace Stock - verified customer

    Super easy to keep this knife sharp and handles very well. It is a pleasure to work with.

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    Posted By: Vask - verified customer

    This knits is sweet. Nice looks, cuts great and easy to sharpen.

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      Not durable
    Posted By: Zachary Pellen - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Overall I like the feel of the knife, but after only 3 days of mild professional use the tip chipped off without being dropped or cutting into bone.

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