Motokyuuichi Bunka 180 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 180 mm
Total Length 320 mm
Steel Aogami (blue) #2
Handle Walnut
Ferrule Black Pakkawood
Rockwell 61-62
Height Spine to heel 51 mm
Width at Spine 2.5 mm
Weight 155 grams
Bevel  Double


 The Blacksmith

Motokyuuichi knives are forged in Shimabara City by 4th and 5th generation smiths from the Maeda Family who took over the shop from the Kyuuichi family around 1895. Shoujirou Maeda focused on forging swords at this time but the business gradually transitioned to agricultural tools, hunting tools and craft knives as was typical at the time. They now focus much of their attention on Kitchen knives and offer affordable knives with great performance. 

The Shape

The Bunka is an all purpose knife that can be thought of as the santokus older, meaner brother. The reverse tanto, or k-style tip makes intricate tip work a breeze, and the flat profile and tall blade make this bunka a great chopper. Relatively thin behind the edge, these knives have a good cutting feel but aren't as delicate as some of our more laser options, making this a great knife for a first time buyer looking for a full carbon option to play with or a professional workload. 

Knife Care (Iron Clad)

  • This Knife is made from 3 layers of material; A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration.
  • Simply wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use.
  • Wash with regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Never put your knife in the dishwasher! The extreme heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Highly acidic ingredients (Onions, Tomatoes, Citrus) Will cause rust and oxidation to happen faster, thus the user must ensure the knife is wiped clean immediately after working with such an ingredient.
  • Should any rust form it can be removed using a rust eraser or a mixture of Baking soda and water to simply scrub it clean.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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