Kato-san Tsuchime Bunka 170 mm

$305.95 $359.95
Blade Length 170 mm
Total Length 315 mm
Steel R2 stainless
Handle Rosewood
Ferrule Pakkawood
Rockwell 64
Height Spine to heel 47 mm
Width at Spine 1.5 mm
Weight 138 g

 Yoshimi Kato-san works out of the Takefu Knife village and took over the Family business from his father in 2013. His Father Hiroshi Kato-san started the shop in the late 1960's and was inaugurated as the 4th Chairman of the Takefu Knife village in 1994. Making incredible knives runs in the family obviously and we're very excited to have these incredibly sharp knives in our shop. They have one of the most beautiful damascus patterns we have ever seen and are sharpened by famous knife sharpener Makoto Kurosaki-san; brother of one of our favorite knifemakers Yu Kurosaki-san.

For information on the Bunka shape check out our video on the subject!

The Bunka is sort of a variation of the Santoku. It differs from the Santoku in the shape of its tip referred to as a reverse tanto tip. The bunka is meant as an all purpose knife great for the home cook and professional cook/chef alike.

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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