Takeshi Saji Tsuchime Stag Bunka 180 mm

$496.95
Blade Length 180 mm
Total Length 295 mm
Steel VG-10 stainless 
Handle Stag Horn
Rockwell 62-63
Height Spine to heel 50 mm
Width at Spine 2 mm
Weight 253 g

Takeshi Saji is a Master, Third generation Blacksmith who works out of the Takefu knife village near Echizen City, Japan. Saji-san started his apprenticeship under his father in 1966 who was also a Master blacksmith and is well known for his hunting and outdoor's knives is addition to the incredible Kitchen Cutlery he produces. Saji-san is known also for producing exceptional knives with high quality materials and an incredible attention to detail. He forges each blade by hand using traditional Japanese techniques that produce not only an incredibly beautiful knife but one that performs at the highest level as well. Each knife is hand sharpened on a progression of Japanese whetstones to achieve an exceptionally sharp edge. 

The Bunka is a fantastic shape that functions much like a Santoku but features a "reverse tanto tip" that gives the user extra blade height very close to the tip which is extremely helpful when performing more intricate tasks like brunoise shallot/garlic. It's perfect for chopping vegetables and slicing smaller pieces of protein and would serve either the Professional or Home cook very well as their "go-to" knife. This particular Bunka is on the heavier side especially in comparison with other Japanese knives largely due to the full tang that runs all the way through the stag horn handles. It balances pretty much dead centre right where the ferrule and blade come together and is a great option for those who prefer the weight and feel of a European style blade but want that fantastic Japanese steel.

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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