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.
NEW CHERRY WOOD HANDLES Due to over-harvesting Rosewood has become an endangered species in the world, so Masakage now uses sustainable American cherry handles for Ishime line. If you are keen on a Rosewood handle, please make sure to request one in your order notes and we'll let you know if we still have one.