For nearly a decade, we have been working with a small selection of top-ranked Japanese forge smiths to make Traditional Forged Knives for our Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan brand.
Due to the forge smith’s extensive experience in hammer forging and traditional handcrafting processes, their special effort and their continuous research, we can now offer our customers traditional forged knives in a variety of premium Japanese steels.
The Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan YUTAKA 豊佳 Series are Special Limited Edition versions of our Limited Production Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Traditional Forged Knives. The YUTAKA 豊佳 Series harmoniously marries Traditional Handcrafted high-end knife blades with Contemporary, Stylish Wa Handle Designs.
Our Fu-Rin-Ka-zan Aogami Super Custom Damascus Series knives are forged by Master Yamamoto. Based in Takefu City, Fukui Prefecture, this talented and passionate forge smith was the apprentice of, and is the successor to, the legendarily experienced forge smith Master Azai.
Master Yamamoto's custom hammer forging process brings out the maximum potential of the premier-quality Japanese Aogami Super Carbon Steel blade core (HRc. 63-64), which is clad with a beautiful Damascus laminate that is made with alternating layers of Aogami Super steel and soft iron. Yamamoto’s trademark "Vortex Damascus" pattern it is clearly distinguishable from other Damascus patterns and it is also our favorite.
To enrich your cooking experience and suit a wide variety of needs and preferences, this Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Custom Damascus Bunka features an Innovative Octagonal Ebonywood Handle with Nickel Silver Spacers and a Royal Purple Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt.
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 豊佳 Series Aogami Super Custom Damascus Edition FASYP-5 Bunka 190mm
Blade Material: Aogami Super Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63 to 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagonal Ebonywood Handle with Nickel Silver Spacers and a Royal Purple Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt
Saya Included: No.
Bunka 190mm (7.4")
Cutting edge length: 191mm
Total Length: 344mm
Blade Thickness: 4.8mm
Blade Width: 53mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Total Weight: 222g
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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.