Masakage Shimo Ko-Bunka 130mm

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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 Shimo - Dubbed Shimo (frost), these 'cool' blades are said to resemble frost on a window. To achieve this, look the blacksmith uses a hammer with a raised ‘X’ on the face, paired with the sexy look of their hand manipulated Damascus finish. Combined with the white (magnolia) and black (pakka wood) octagon handle, this knife is visually striking with a superb forward balance.

Shirogami (white) carbon is pretty darn great- super easy to sharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, and patinas beautifully. Since the blade is not stainless it requires a lot more care, and is ideal for someone who seriously cares for their tools.

Knife Shape Ko-Bunka
Blade Length 130mm
Blade Height 35mm
Steel Type #2 Shirogami (White carbon) Steel
Rockwell Hardness 61:63
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon magnolia wood handle with black pakka wood collar
Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki
Knife line Masakage Shimo

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