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Yoshimi SG2 Bunka 165mm
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Yoshimi SG2 Bunka 165mm

Item #: YoshimiSG2Bunka

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(5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews)

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Bunka style knives are gaining in popularity really fast around here. The combination of a compact length, tall height, and an aesthetic appeal that simply cannot be denied, results in a very desirable package.

While the reverse tanto tip is the most obvious design element of the blade, it is the performance that really sets this knife apart. The edge profile is very much like a standard gyuto. A fairly flat profile favors chop and push cutting styles. The difference lies in the taller height, more like a santoku, which many people prefer to shorter height knives especially when a one-knife-does-it-all approach is favored. Then there is the tip. This great looking design element takes the bunka to another level. The tip allows for some really intricate detail work as well as the ability to have it ground super thin, for increased cutting performance.

The Yoshimi bunka is a great rendition of this style knife. It is made from SG2 PM steel. The inner core is clad with a soft stainless steel. It is a light and thin knife that performs as well as it looks...and those looks are quite something. The damascus is stunning and matches the lovely rosewood handle to perfection. This is art and science and age old techniques rolled into one beautiful package.

  • Brand: Yoshimi SG-2
  • Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Method: Hammer Forged
  • Core Edge Steel: SG-2 Powdered Stainless Steel
  • Cladding: Damascus Stainless
  • HRC: 61-62
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Blade Length: 165mm
  • Total Length: 310mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.6mm
  • Blade Height: 46.5mm
  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5   Yoshimi SG2 Bunka 165mm, October 4, 2019
    Posted By: Mona - verified customer

    Wonderful knife! It is my first of this style. Not only is it a work of art but the ease of use is unbelievable. I'm proud to own an instrument crafted in tradition.

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    5  The positive influence of a well thought out gift., September 20, 2019
    Posted By: Lee
    1 people found this review helpful

    I made this purchased as a gift for my beautiful bride and best friend of 30 plus years. For many of those years she has put up with my well-developed knife obsessions and nerd-i-ness that started years before we met. We both know knives and have had and have professional food backgrounds that ranged from fast foods, boutique restaurant, Medical Food Science and meat cutting/butchering. It took a long time to convince her of the Japanese knifes superiority and the worth of the additional effort of maintenance and the few peccadillo's of usage. This knifes sharpness was a 7.5/10 OTB and easily brought up to scary sharp. Most people use a ripe tomato for sharpness testing; try using a Kalamata olive; as this knife succeeded on. After just a few sessions of knife skills/play, she easily got the hang of pinch grips and the cutting readjustment to using this new Bunka knife. She did have to break a few old habits of using her inferior obese forged German and French Swords for so many years. Her new Yoshimi SG-2 Bunka was so much lighter and simply just perfect for her. The balance, light weight, materials in blade, handle construction combined with the sheer beauty of the individual personality of the Damascus is the art of the whole, everything including the proper 165mm size dimensions was spot on. Mr. Kata makes impeccable knives and CKTG service is that good and that fast. I just may have created a new knife nerd; my wife out of the blue asked me when the TV show Forged in Fire comes on.

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    5  fine Hocho, April 23, 2019
    Posted By: Richard Thiele - verified customer

    very fast delivery to Germany within 3 days,excellent and sharp Bunka knive with fine damascus finish and well disigned handle

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    5  Great knife, great service, August 23, 2018
    Posted By: Luke - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Awesome, unique pattern, which varys enormously from knife to knife. This gives each knife a real custom feel.
    Great customer service from CKTG! Fairly quick delivery to Australia. Order processed immediately by CKTG.
    Sharpness out of box 7/10
    Well balanced, light knife. Very nimble.
    Comfortable handle and finger hold.
    Nice rounded spine edge and finger hold egde.

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    5  Stunning Appearance Amazing Sharpness, February 17, 2018
    Posted By: Ryan - verified customer
    5 people found this review helpful

    Great knife, extremely sharp out of the box. I would say this is noticeably sharper than several VG-10 steel knives I own. I received excellent customer service throughout my purchase of this blade and will continue to purchase knives through CKTG in the future!

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