Saji R2 Diamond Damascus Western Bunka 165mm

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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 165mm
Steel Type R2 Powdered Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 62:64
Handle
Blacksmith/Maker Takeshi Saji

About Takeshi Saji -Hailing from Takefu Knife Village, Takeshi Saji started learning to work the forge under his father in 1966. The full successor to his master father at the age of 30, he is a third generation blacksmith in his family. He continuously strives to forge a better blade. All Masakage Knives are handmade in Japan by blacksmiths chosen for their excellence. Shibata-san, Hiroshima’s top knife sharpener, selects and design these knives. All Masakage knives are hand sharpened by Shibata-san with his unique technique of using a different grit on each side of the blade. This gives a smooth, sharp edge that stays sharp longer than standard sharpening.

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