“KAGAYAKI Basic Series” knife is made with V-Gold No.1 stainless steel, heat-treated to HRc. 60. This beautiful sparkling blade is meticulously hand finished and their smooth pakkawood handles will fit your hand comfortably. We think that in terms of quality control and cutting performance this knife is a work of art, it will bring joy to home cooks and chefs alike.
Kagayaki Basic Series knives are made by Mr. Gotou’s fine Craftsman Team. For 40 years, it has been Mr. Gotou’s goal to make highly functional blades that have excellent cutting performance, blade geometry, edge sharpness and durability. He has made knives for many famous Japanese retailers and knife companies, and we recommend his knives with confidence.
This is the special order request item, the KG-3KES Bunka (Kiritsuke) 175mm.
Expert Craftsmanship and true Passion are necessary to create a beautifully polished, three-dimensional Kiritsuke blade, with a perfectly polished blade tip and spine.
Maintaining the same of high quality finishing and manufacturing standards established by our existing Kagayaki Basic Series line, creating a nice visual accent and providing extra comfort when holding the knife in a pinch grip.
The Bunka is a general-purpose kitchen knife that used to be just as popular as the Santoku, but has become less commonplace in recent years. With its tall blade, the Bunka knife is particularly suitable for cutting vegetables or fruit and the triangular tip area is particularly useful for detailed work and cutting fish or meat.
About the Regular Version and ES Version
Both the Regular Version and ES Version are hand sharpened by skillful, experienced Master Craftsman, but each version has different characteristics and offers different advantages:
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki Basic Series KG-3KES Bunka (Kiritsuke) (Special Order Made, Kiritsuke Blade Version)
Blade Material: VG-1 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Bunka (Kiritsuke) 175mm (6.8")
Cutting edge length: 175mm (6.8")
Total Length: 298mm (11.7")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 47mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 176g (6.2oz)
Sorry. This knife is not available for left handed version.
We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.
Question: For over 40 years, the Kagayaki Craftsman Team has concentrated on making Mono-Steel knives (One-piece construction) in VG-1 Stainless Steel — Why did the team make this decision?
About 40 years ago, high hardness stainless steels that offered good cutting performance were rare, so the main material for Japanese knives was carbon steel. At that time, many people thought it was impossible to make stainless steel knives with great sharpness and cutting performance. The experienced Kagayaki Craftsman Team challenged themselves to create a stainless-steel knife with a hardness level and cutting performance similar to a high carbon steel knife. They discovered VG-1 stainless steel, which has a relatively high carbon content, could offer hardness, cutting performance and sharpness that was similar to a carbon steel knife. At that time, creating stainless Mono-Steel knives with a high Rockwell hardness and high cutting performance was a great technological achievement. However, the craftsmen had to spend a lot of time and energy researching and testing how to make high quality, practical stainless-steel knives.