Talented forge-smith Master Yamamoto, of Takefu City, recently finished these unique Kurouchi (“Black-forged”) finished Aogami Super Knives. The blade core is made from Japan’s premium high carbon steel, Hitachi Aogami Super (“Blue Super Steel”) (HRc. 64), is sandwiched between two layers of corrosion-resistant, soft stainless steel – a steel that is not often combined with a Kurouchi finish. Because Aogami Super is somewhat corrosion-resistant, these knives should not require a lot of maintenance. However, please note that the exposed blade core can discolor or rust if it is exposed to acid, salt or water for a long time.
Each knife is fitted with a comfortable octagonal Red-Sandalwood handle, which has a Black Pakkawood ferrule that nicely complements the black Kurouchi blade.
Now you can enjoy a knife that has not only a powerful traditional-style Kurouchi finish, but also an Aogami Super blade that offers outstanding cutting performance and edge holding!
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: Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Kurouchi Series Bunka
Blade Material: Aogami Super with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagonal Red-Sandalwood Handle with Black Pakkawood Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Bunka 185mm (7.2")
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right-handed and left-handed use.
Please Note: In general, Japanese Kitchen Knives are designed for right hand use and their blades have a relatively strong convex grind on the right-hand side and relatively weak convex grind (almost straight) on the left-hand side. However, double bevel edge knives with a 50/50 grind can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people without any problems.
We believe that Japanese knives have the best quality and cutting performance in the world, and we hope that you will enjoy the fine craftsmanship and sharp edge of your new knife. With proper care, your new Japanese knife will be your faithful cooking partner for many years to come.
The Carbon Steel blade core of this kitchen knife can discolor or rust easily. Consequently, extra care and attention are required to prevent it from rusting.
Another great knife from JCK. My first "Bunka". Perfect craftsmanship, great handle, great blade. Very sharp out of the Box. Yes, it's a bit heavy, but that hasn't to be a disadvantage, and you will get used to it. Recommended.
I’m in love with my knife! It’s my new favorite and I’ll be sure to buy more knives from you!
Impeccable craftsmanship, super sharp, great value, delivery and packaging as expected. Highly recommend. From what I can tell customer service actively seeks input and requests honest feedback. Have to respect them for that.
I would say the knife is simply gorgeous, as soon as I opened the box I was struck by the beauty of the finish and the incredibly perfect cutting edge, and truly a razor. I have to congratulate fun-rin-ka-zan for the quality of the knife and also the excellent value for money which in my opinion was much higher than my expectations. I highly recommend japanesechefknife as an online store for the great variety of knives both in price and in seriousness. Paolo Sardella.
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