Masakage Koishi AS Ko-Bunka 130mm

About the shape -The Ko Bunka is a smaller version of a Bunka. Any guesses on what “Ko” means in Japanese? You nailed it! It translates to “small.” This little knife is awesome because it still gives you knuckle clearance on the cutting board. Making sure you can mince garlic and comfortably chop veggies. A badass love child of the Bunka and Petty knife, it works for smaller jobs in the hand or as an all-purpose blade.

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 Ko-Bunka
Blade Length 130mm
Blade Height 18mm
Steel Type Aogami Super (Super Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
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

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