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Kanetsugu Zuiun Series R-2 Damascus KZD-2 Bunka (Kiritsuke) 180mm (7 Inch)

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 Ever since we first started to offer Kanetsugu knives to our customers, back in 2006, we have received many positive comments about Kanetsugu’s knives. Our customers especially praise the sharpness, cutting performance and high standard of manufacturing. The secret behind these words of praise is, or course, Kanetsugu’s original convex edge geometry.

 This year, Kanetsugu celebrates their 100th year in business. To celebrate this special anniversary, Kanetsugu have produced some beautiful and practical 'next-generation' R-2 Damascus Kiritsuke knives, which deliver an even higher level of cutting performance!

 Kiritsuke knives are becoming much more commonplace and popular amongst culinary professionals and Chefs because, similar to a multi-purpose Santoku or Bunka knife, they have a very capable blade shape that can perform a wide variety of cutting tasks.

 The Heptagonal (Seven-sided) Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule, a White Spacer and a decorative Mosaic Pin. This elegant, high-quality handle beautifully matches the stylish Kiritsuke blade shape and the overall design. Kanetsugu’s uses their own modern manufacturing technologies to create this practical, high-quality handle, which is water-resistant, crack-resistant and easy to clean.

 These new Kanetsugu ZUIUN knives stand out from other similar products for three reasons:

1. Kanetsugu’s original convex edge geometry;

2. The performance and practicality offered by the R-2 steel blade;

3. The stylish looks, versatility and practicality of the Kiritsuke blade shape.

 We think the new Kanetsugu ZUIUN R-2 Damascus knives are products worthy of celebrating Kanetsugu’s 100 year anniversary and we greatly respect Katesugu’s long history, their knife making expertise and their desire to find a harmonious balance between modern manufacturing methods and traditional craft skills.

 Each ZUIUN R-2 Damascus Kiritsuke knife comes with a stylish ZUIUN Black Lacquered Wooden Saya and a Kiri (Paulownia) Wood Presentation Box.

 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.

Knife Model: Kanetsugu Zuiun Series Bunka (Kiritsuke) 180mm

Blade Material:  R-2 Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material:  Heptagonal Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule, a White Spacer and a decorative Mosaic Pin

Saya Included: Yes. (Black Lacquered Wooden Saya)

 

Kiritsuke Bunka 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm (7")
Total Length: 330mm (12.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 46mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 135mm (5.3")
Total Weight: 147g (5.1oz)

 

 

This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives. 

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.

Important

This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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      DL
      08/13/2020
      David L.
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      I recommend this product
      Great Knife

      I love everything about this knife. From the box is comes it to the feel of the handle. Knife came extremely sharp, slices through everything easily.

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      03/30/2020
      Jasper V.
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      5 stars

      Very well made, nicely balanced knife. Good for professional use in my opinion

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      03/30/2020
      Vadim K.
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      I recommend this product
      great knife

      Good quality and design

      MK
      03/26/2020
      Michael K.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product
      Worthy All-purpose Kitchen Knife

      I bought this knife out of curiosity. I was drawn to the Bunka shape, length of the blade, and the nice width. I'm not a huge fan of the Santoku shape, but this is about the same size and works very well for my needs. The steel is great and the Damascus pattern is beautiful against a very polished blade. It's a fun to use all purpose knife. My only reservation about knife is that the handle seems to be made of a laminated material. I'm not sure why. I wish that it been made of a more conventional wood.

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