Masashi Kuroshu Hakata 180mm

About the Shape - The Bunka is a bonafide badass, like a kitchen knife in a leather jacket. It is a multi-purpose knife akin to the Santoku. “Bunka” translates to “culture". This multi-purpose kitchen knife is great for dicing, slicing or mincing. Like a santoku, it's a cross between the nakiri and a gyuto, just a little more badass looking.

About Masashi Kuroshu -Masashi-san makes a beautifully polished and crazy sharp blade, working entirely by himself hand-forging, sharpening, and putting on the handles. He’s also a bit of a risk taker, forging knives in his flip-flops and lighting cigarettes off white-hot knife steel. Bad. Ass. The ultra-sexy kuroshu series is everything a knife should be. Razor sharp, super easy to care for, and it cuts like a dream! The damascus-clad SLD stainless steel is rugged and reliable, not to mention easy to care for!


Knife Shape Bunka
Blade Length 180mm
Blade Height
Weight 141g
Spine Thickness at Heel 3mm
Steel Type SLD Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval chestnut wood handle with water buffalo horn collar
Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto
Knife Line Masashi Kuroshu