This beautiful and unique, traditional hammer forged, custom Damascus blade is made with a VG-10 core forged Nickel Damascus Stainless steel. The hammer-forged blade is heat-treated to HRc.62 and features a traditional Japanese Hamaguri-Ba (Convex) blade grind; a combination that provides remarkable cutting performance and edge retention.
The polished Damascus blade has an uneven surface texture and has a style and appearance that is very different to the other Damascus blades, which are on the market. You can sense Master Saki’s vitality and powerful spirit is present inside the blade.
Master Saji chose to use a green and black layered Linen Micarta® for the handle scales, due to its durability, water-resistance and strong resistance to shrinking.
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: Takeshi Saji VG-10 Custom Damascus Wild Series Bunka
Blade Material: VG-10 Nickel Damascus Blade
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Green Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Bunka 175mm (6.8")
Cutting edge length: 172mm
Total Length: 295mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 202ｇ
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 fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
I recently purchased a Takeshi Saji VG-10 Custom Damascus Wild Series Bunka 175mm (6.8 inch, Green Linen Micarta Handle). For the price this is a fine and practical every-day knife and thus I recommend it. It has a good weight, the blade is stainless steel. The handle is a little less special than I had hoped, again aimed at being practical and dish-washer safe, but still moderately elegant.