Masakage Koishi AS Bunka 170mm

About the Shape - The Bunka looks like a bonafide badass. It is a multi purpose knife akin to the Santoku. “Bunka” translates to “culture.” A cross between the Nakiri and Gyuto, Bunkas can do it all. It’s the best of both worlds with the volume cranked to 11.

About Masakage Koishi -These knives have been named Koishi (pebbles) for the tsuchime (hammered) and kurouchi (black) finish that give the impression of river pebbles. With the octagonal cherry wood and black pakka handle, the overall balance and feel is what chefs desire and makes it a Culinary Badass. Think Chuck Norris, but if he was a kitchen knife
Aogami Super is the king of knife steel - super easy to sharpen, gets a laser beam edge, cuts like silk and is very rugged for its hardness. It’s called SUPER for a reason. The outer layer is stainless steel, making this knife very easy to maintain.

Knife Shape Bunka
Blade Length 170mm
Blade Height 47mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 3.1mm
Weight 125g
Steel Type Aogami Super (Super Blue Carbon)core with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 63-64
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry wood handle with Pakka wood collar
Blacksmith Yoshimi Kato
Knife Line Masakage Koishi
outside mm
inside mm