Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI
Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI
Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI
Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI
Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI
Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI
Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI
Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm-MUSASHI

Kiritsuke Bunka Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Shitan Handle 170mm

Regular price ¥23,800 ¥23,800

Knife name: Kiritsuke Bunka
Material:Silver Steel #3/Gingami No.3
Finish: Nashiji
Handle: Shitan Handle
Blade type: Double-edged
Blade length: 170mm
Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Bunka is a general purpose kitchen knife as Santoku and it used to be just as popular as the Santoku, but has become less commonplace in recent years. With its wider blade, the Bunka knife is suitable for cutting vegetables, while the triangle-shaped tip area is particularly useful when cutting fish and meats.

Gingami 3 is categorized to stainless steel for its 13-14.5% Chromium blending ratio. Although it’s a corrosion-resistant stainless steel, actual feel of cutting is closer to the high-end carbon steel, The edge is not slippy but significantly grabbing object fibers.

Another reason why professional chef selects Gingami 3 is a good affinity to whetstones at hand re-sharpening. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening. Neo-Classic Nashiji finish gives irresistible appeal to the series as well. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening.

The Japanese term “Nashiji” (English: Pear skin pattern) refers to the result of a technique that appears to leave the surface finish of a blade looking unfinished and rustic.

-NOTICE-
■Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
■Please use the correct knife when cutting bone, frozen or hard items.
■Please note that the images are of the sample products. Colour, weight, pattern and size can differ as each product is handmade.
■Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the blades edge.
■Please don't heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
■Please don't hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.

Customer Reviews

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laura wells
Beautifully made

Impeccable craftsmanship on this knife. Feels so good to hold and easy to use. Beautifully packed. A great gift for the chef of the house and hopefully will last for years to come.
Did get stung on the duty tax though watch out for that. Add an extra £50 to your bill. Very fast delivery!

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Bruce
Authentic

The 170mm Kiritsuke arrived in Canada from Japan in three days.

The knife was well packaged and the photos illustrated on the MUSASHI website are accurate. The “Pear skin pattern” is unique, lending itself to both function and its unmistakable handmade finish. The irregular spine complement the knifes artisan character further paying homage to its authenticity.

Out of the box testing was remarkable with the knife producing effortless, silky smooth cuts throughout the length of its blade utilizing heavyweight glossy paper. The onion skin test was impressive with the blades edge “parking” at the most extreme angles and the traditional fingernail test yielding almost unbelievable results as the blade instantly “bit” with near zero pressure.

I would like to see the estimated HRC based on the knifes forging process, although I can say it has held its edge with three weeks of constant home use.

Its lightweight, thin profile blade makes for quick work when mincing, slicing and dicing and the knifes “Nashiji” finish is functional at preventing most foods from sticking. Potentially overlooked, I cannot emphasize how important this is feature is. My Spark Damascus knife tends to bond with each slice and when rapidly processing, this bonding effect results in food becoming airborne as each consecutive cut sticks to the blade, propelling the previous cut through the air. Julienne cut’s are executed with precision and achieved by a single cutting motion due to the Kiritsuke’s strait profile edge and sharpness.

I find the 170mm blade to be quite agile for delicate cuts and large enough for almost every task making this the most versatile knife in my kitchen.

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mario

This is definitely a hot and sexy hand-crafted knife. It cuts and slices so elegantly out of the box and having been used for a couple of weeks, I am impressed how it retains the sharpness.

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Brian
Exquisite

From opening the well presented box and handeling the knife, to using it for the first time. I knew I purchaced something exquisite.It is beautiful and a joy to use.
I will be buying more to compliment it. Fantastic workmanship

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Ashley
Great Knife

Light, nice profile, sharp

Product Features

Handmade Forging

With the traditional forging process, the molecules of the iron material are finely tuned, leading to the completion of a "living kitchen knife" that breathes.

Durability

The process of heating and forging each material for mold making is repeated three or four times to quickly shape the blade and create durability before the carbon is released from the steel causing it to lose its original strength.

Sharpness

The blade is the most important factor in achieving the best possible sharpness. It is polished in our own blade factory to produce uncompromising sharpness.

Handle

The highest priority is placed on sturdiness, a sense of luxury, and a shape that is easy to grip and does not cause fatigue even after long hours of use.

Material
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Aogami Super
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