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Masakage Koishi AS Bunka 170mm

A perennial favourite, the Masakage Koishi 170mm bunka is a multi-purpose kitchen knife. It’s great for dicing, slicing or mincing. “Bunka” translates to “culture.” Like a santoku, it's a cross between the nakiri and a gyuto, just a little more badass looking.

About the Masakage Koishi - The tsuchime (hammered) and kurouchi (black) finish give the impression of river pebbles, this is where the name Koishi comes from. The octagonal cherry wood & 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. They are then clad in a softer stainless steel to help lower the possibility of rusting. Just brilliant.

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.

Knife Shape Bunka
Blade Length 170mm
Blade Height 41mm
Steel Type Aogami Super (Super Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 63:64
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry wood handle with Pakka wood collar
Blacksmith Yoshimi Kato
Knife Line Masakage Koishi

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