To produce our new Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan "R-2 Damascus Wa Series" we have worked closely with Master Forge-Smith Master Yamamoto in Takefu City; a place famous for producing traditional hammer forged knives (Echizen Uchi-Hamono).
Here are Master Yamamoto’s impressive traditionally forged knives, which are made using “R-2” Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel; a well-proven steel that provides outstanding cutting performance, excellent edge retention and good rust resistance (Easy to maintain).
We requested that Master Yamamoto produce these knives using his fine hammer forging process and R-2 Powdered metallurgy steel. His traditional hammer forging technique makes the micro-structure of the steel finer, allowing the production of a very stable cutting edge that provides superior edge retention and cutting performance. In fact, the edge retention of Master Yamamoto’s R-2 blades is comparable to other famous powdered steels, such as ZDP-189 and Cowry-X.
The sparkling, silver-white Nickel Steel and the dark gray Stainless Steel layers of the patterned Damascus blade are elegantly matches with natural wood texture of Octagon Shape Walnut wood handle with Black Pakka Wood ferrules.
Whether you are looking for a low-maintenance stainless steel knife with excellent cutting performance, or looking for a unique Damascus knife with Traditional Japanese styling, we are proud to introduce and thoroughly recommend these traditionally forged knives from Master Yamamoto.
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: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Damascus Series Bunka
Blade Material: R-2 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Walnut Wooden Handle with Black Pakka Wood Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Bunka 185mm (7.2")
Cutting edge length: 187mm
Total Length: 336mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 53mm
Handle Length: 127mm
Total Weight: 134g
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 that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and its sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
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.