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.
Blade Length: 165mm
Total Length: 294mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.55mm
Blade Height: 43.9mm
5love it, June 29, 2017
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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