Mutsumi Hinoura Tsuchime Bunka 165 mm

$254.95
Blade Length 165 mm
Total Length 312 mm
Steel Shirogami (White) #1 Iron Clad
Handle Burnt Chestnut
Ferrule Buffalo Horn
Rockwell 62
Height Spine to heel 50 mm
Width at Spine 2.3 mm
Weight  143 grams 

 Mutsumi Hinoura-san is the son of one of the most famous Blacksmiths in Japan named Tsukasa Hinour-san. Learning from the best has its advantages obviously and the quality of these blades is top notch. Being that Mutsumi-san is still relatively young and inexperienced in comparison to his father the value for your money is very high with these knives. Beautiful handles, fit and finish is top notch and super sharp right out of the box. Mutsumi-san works out of his fathers shop in the Sanjo region of Japan. 

The bunka is one of our favorite shapes here at the shop not only because they look super cool but because of their versatility. Designed as a cross between a Nakiri and a Santoku they are great for any task you throw at them; chopping vegetables, slicing meat and more intricate tasks like brunoise shallot and garlic are all within it’s grasp.

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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