Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Bunka 165 mm (Turquoise/wenge handle)

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Product Information

Blade Length 165 mm
Total Length mm
Steel VG-10
Handle Wenge
Ferrule Turquoise
Rockwell 61-63
Height Spine to heel mm
Width at Spine  mm
Weight grams
Bevel Double (50/50)


Yu Kurosaki

These are easily some of the most beautiful knives we have at the shop. Made by Master Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki who works out of a newly constructed shop just steps from the Takefu knife village community centre. He began his blacksmith journey in 2002 at Kanehiro and now only 17 short years later he has been awarded his Master Blacksmith designation by the Echizen Blacksmith Foundation. His knives represent the future of Blacksmithing in Japan as he focuses on traditional technique while using innovative and progressive design's and finishes that have garnered the attention of many chef's around the globe. Simply put his knives are stunning to look at and dare we say perform even better than they look.

The Fujin line from Kurosaki-san is taking on a somewhat mythical status. He has made a very small amount of these knives over the years but they are some of the most highly sought after knives that we get asked about almost daily in our shop. For good reason, I personally have one of the 240 mm Gyuto from this series and I use it everyday. 


Takefu Knife Village

The Takefu Knife Village is a cooperative workshop in the Echizen region of Japan. It is the home to a long list of blacksmiths that we work with and many young and upcoming apprentices learning the trade. The area has a 700 year long history of smithing with roots in agricultural tools turned cutlery powerhouse.


The Knife

The Bunka can be thought of as a cross between a gyuto and a nakiri and features a reverse tanto or "k-tip" which makes it adept at more intricate tasks like brunoise shallow and garlic. It is an extremely versatile shape and because it's a touch shorter than a typical chef's knife or gyuto, it is a great option for both home cooks who find larger knives difficult to use or for the professional looking for something compact, nimble and capable or who might be working in a small, tight kitchen.

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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