Ittetsu Tafu Bunka 190 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 190 mm
Total Length 332 mm
Steel VG-10 Stainless
Handle Pakka wood
Ferrule Pakka wood w/ Steel Inserts
Rockwell 61-62
Height Spine to heel  49 mm
Width at Spine 2.2 mm
Weight 170 grams 
Bevel  Double (50/50)

Ittetsu Tafu

Ittetsu is the shops house brand and we've been working for a long time to find high performing, affordable knives to offer our customers. These are made for us in the Echizen region. The name Tafu translates to "tough" and they're just that! A full stainless blade, water resistance pakka wood handle/ferrule and steel tang inserts not only make this knife a tank, but also will offer a bit more weight and confidence in the hand! However, the utilization of heavier materials in the handle/tang construction allows the knife to maintain a mid weight cutting feel despite its more robust feel.  

The Ittetsu Tafu is a great knife for beginners to Japanese knives, or professionals that work in high output/fast paced environments. With enough meat behind the edge to resist chipping, water resistant handle, and a stainless blade these knives are there when you need them, and never something you have to worry about. 


The Knife

The bunka is to the santoku what the kiritsuke is to the gyuto. With a more aggressive tip and flatter profile than most santokus this bunka will excel at chopping and piercing tasks, and also more detailed tip work. The Bunka is an all purpose shape that is very similar to the ever versatile santoku. With its more aggressive K-tip, or reverse tanto tip, these guys can do everything the santoku can, but excel in finer tip work for things like brunoise shallots and garlic. 


Knife Care (Stainless Steel)

  • Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
  • NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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