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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Daisuke Nishida Funayuki 18cm DN-11225
The Bunka Daisuke Nishida DN-11225 knife is forged by Daisuke Nishida and is one of the greatest, magnificent examples of Japanese knives. Blade 180 mm is made of carbon steel Shirogami No. 1 by forge welding with a black coating. The Daisuke Nishida Bunka has an octagonal walnut handle with a maple ring. The bolster is made of Macassar ebony wood. This knife cannot be washed in the dishwasher. Japanese kitchen knives have a very hard but thin blade. Japanese knives are not allowed to cut bones and meat with bones, coconuts and other nuts, and other hard foods. Daisuke Nishida knives due to handmade may differ slightly from those shown in the photos and sizes. Weight 250 gr.
€144.35

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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Ittetsu Tall Shirogami 21cm IW-11843
Tall bunka knife with a wide 60x210 mm blade. Weight 450 g. This kitchen knife is made from 3 layers of material: iron clad and Shirogami steel. A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration. Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins. Handle: waterproof mono octagonal walnut. Ittetsu knives are handmade in Echizen city, Japan. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
€143.95
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Ittetsu Shirogami 18cm IW-11842
Tall bunka knife with a wide 57x180 mm blade. Weight 400 g. This kitchen knife is made from 3 layers of material: iron clad and Shirogami steel. A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration. Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins. Handle: waterproof mono octagonal walnut. Ittetsu knives are handmade in Echizen city, Japan. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
€126.81
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG10 Damascus 16.5cm ZVD-165BUOWQ
Yu Kurosaki Bunka knife with Nickel Damascus-patterned blade with a core of VG-10 stainless steel. Hardness of 60-61 HRC provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. The blade surface has Damascus and unique hammered FUJIN texture which causes an image of a Japanese god believed to control the wind. The handle of Bunka Fujin VG10 Damascus Series is made of oak and water-resistant wenge wood, which are separated from each other by a ring of natural turquoise. Yu Kurosaki works in Takefu Knife Village where he apprenticed with Hiroshi Kato.
€255.48
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Tsutomu Kajiwara 21cm TK-1121BGA
Bunka knife handmade by Tsutomu Kajiwara. Blade 210 mm is made of Aogami 2 steel with iron damascus clad. Traditional handle is made of bocote wood with God’s ash ferrule. Please, use your Tsutomu Kajiwara knife carefully. It is not recommended for such knives - to wash in dishwasher, to leave it in water, to clean by acid liquids, to cut acid fruits like lemon. Hand-dry your knife: This should be done immediately after washing with a clean dishtowel. Rub with mineral oil. If you notice any rust spots, rub a light layer of mineral oil and let dry.
€189.52

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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Takeshi Saji VG10 Colored Damascus 17cm HI-11206
Bunka knife handmade by Takeshi Saji. The core of the colored damascus blade is made of premium japanese VG-10 steel. Blade length is 17 cm. The ash wood handle is both beautiful and practical. Takeshi Saji is a Chairman of Saji Blacksmith (Japan). Member of Japan Knife Guild and Japan Custom Knife Makers. In 1992, he was officially certified as Dentoukougeishi, a “Traditional Master Craftsman” by the Japanese “Ministry of International Trade & Industry”.
€402.42

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Japanese kitchen knife Spyderco Minarai Bunka Bocho 19.9cm SCK18PBK
Japanese kitchen knife Spyderco Minarai Bunka Bocho K18PBK is designed by world-renowned knifemaker Murray Carter, official heir to a 420-year-old Japanese bladesmithing lineage, Spyderco’s Murray Carter Collection faithfully translates Carter’s coveted handcrafted designs into affordable factory-made kitchen cutlery. The newest additions to this proud family of knives are his Minarai Series. Literally meaning “to look and learn,” minarai is a quintessentially Japanese way of describing the role of an apprentice. In that spirit, the Minarai Series expresses five of Carter’s highly refined designs in an economical format featuring solid CTS® BD1N stainless steel blades and injection-molded polypropylene handles. A remarkable fusion of time-tested traditional designs and state-of-the-art modern materials.
Minarai Bunka Bocho overall length 322 mm. Blade length 199 mm. Made in Japan.
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Ittetsu Shirogami 21cm IW-11836
Bunka knife Ittetsu with 210 mm blade. This bunka is made from 3 layers of material: iron clad and Shirogami steel. A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Zanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration. Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins. Handle: waterproof mono octagonal walnut. Ittetsu knives are handmade in Echizen city, Japan. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
€133.67
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Ittetsu Shirogami 18cm IW-11835
Japanese bunka knife Ittetsu with 180 mm blade. This kitchen knife is made from 3 layers of material: iron clad and Shirogami steel. A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration. Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins. Handle: waterproof mono octagonal walnut. Ittetsu knives are handmade in Echizen city, Japan. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry. 
€115.85
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Japanese kitchen knife Kenshiro Hatono Bunka VG10 Nickel Damascus, paper 16.5cm KH-P1
This bunka knife is handmade by Kenshiro Hatono. Blade 165 mm made of nickel damascus steel with VG10 core. Traditional handle made of japanese paper with lacquer. Kenshiro Hatono is a talanted knife maker. Currently he is working in Takefu knife village. This Japanese handmade knife is not allowed to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
€201.61

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Japanese kitchen knife Kenshiro Hatono Bunka VG10 Nickel Damascus 16.5cm KH-C1
Japanese bunka kitchen knife handmade by Kenshiro Hatono. Blade 165 mm made of nickel damascus steel with VG10 core. Traditional handle made of cloth with lacquer. Kenshiro Hatono is a talanted knife maker. Currently he is working in Takefu knife village. This Japanese handmade knife is not allowed to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
€193.55

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Japanese kitchen knife Takeshi Saji Bunka Iron Wood Nickel Damascus 17cm HA-4106
Japanese bunka knife handmade by Mr. Takeshi Saji. Bunka is a general purpose kitchen knife. It is suitable for cutting vegetables, while the triangle-shaped tip area is particularly useful when cutting fish and meats. Blade - 31 layers of VG10 nickel damascus steel. Blade length 17 cm. Handle - iron wood with stainless steel bolster. Weight of bunka knife HA-4106 by Takeshi Saji is about 230 g.Takeshi Saji is a Chairman of Saji Balacksmith (Japan). Member of Japan Knife Guild and Japan Custom Knife Makers. In 1992, he was officially certified as Dentoukougeishi, a “Traditional Master Craftsman” by the Japanese “Ministry of International Trade & Industry”.
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Japanese kitchen knife Ittetsu Bunka Shirogami 16.5cm IW-1186
Japanese bunka knife Ittetsu with 165 mm blade. This bunka is made from 3 layers of material: iron clad and Shirogami steel. A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration. Handle: waterproof mono octagonal walnut. Ittetsu knives are handmade in Echizen city, Japan. Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry. 
€115.85
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Japanese kitchen knife Spyderco Itamae Bunka Bocho 19.6cm K18GPBNBK
Spyderco Itamae Bunka Bocho Murray Carter Collection is An all-purpose knife suitable for preparing meat, vegetables, and fish, the Bunka Bocho literally means "cultural knife," because of its role in making traditional Japanese cuisine in the home. It is closely related to the Santoku ("three virtues") knife but has a more acute and utilitarian point. Itamae literally means "in front of the cutting board," Itamae is an extremely prestigious title reserved for highly skilled sushi chefs. Consistent with that elite status, the Murray Carter Collection's Itamae Series —the highest tier in the Collection—proudly features premium materials and uncompromising craftsmanship.
The blades of Itamae Series knives are expertly crafted from laminated steel consisting of an Aogami Super Blue core clad between layers of SUS410 stainless steel. This classic three-layer construction allows the outer layers to protect and support the ultra-hard carbon-steel center layer that forms the blade's edge. Ground exceptionally thin and straight for unparalleled cutting performance. 
The elite blades of the Itamae Series are paired with traditional "wa"-style (octagonal) handles made from stunning burl G10 and highlighted with black G10 ferrules.
Created for those who demand the very best, the Itamae Series faithfully captures the spirit of Murray Carter's coveted handmade knives and sets a new standard in high-performance kitchen cutlery.
Spyderco Itamae Bunka Bocho overall length 12.62" (321 mm). Blade length 7.72" (196 mm). Weight 6.0 oz. (170 g). Made in Japan.
€278.23

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Japanese kitchen knife Spyderco Wakiita Bunka Bocho 19.7cm K18GP
Spyderco Wakiita Bunka Bocho Murray Carter Collection is An all-purpose knife suitable for preparing meat, vegetables, and fish, the Bunka Bocho literally means "cultural knife" because of its role in making traditional Japanese cuisine in the home. Closely related to the Santoku ("three virtues") knife, the Bunka Bocho has a more acute and utilitarian point. Wakiita literally means "near the cutting board" and is a term used to refer to senior apprentices skilled enough to assist high-ranking chefs. 
The blades of Wakiita Series knives are precision ground from CTS-BD1N – a high-carbon, nitrogen-enriched stainless steel that provides a superior balance of hardness, edge holding, and corrosion resistance. Like all knives in the Murray Carter Collection, they are ground exceptionally thin and straight for superior cutting performance.  
In classic style, the knives of the Wakiita Series showcase traditional "wa-style" (octagonal) handles. Painstakingly crafted from solid black G10, a durable fiberglass and epoxy laminate, the polished handles ensure both comfort and precise control.
Wakiita Bunka Bocho overall length 12.63" (321 mm). Blade length 7.75" (197 mm). Weight 5.7 oz. (162 g). Made in Japan.
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Goko Hamono Shirogami S/S Clad 17cm GHO-008
Goko Hamono bunka knife with is 17 cm blade. Bunka is a general purpose knife tackling a wide range of common kitchen tasks. Constructed using a core of white #1 steel and covered with a stainless outer cladding. Comes with a nice oak octagonal handle and a durable pakka wood ferrule.
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Japanese kitchen knife Yoshimi Kato Bunka Ginsan 17cm D-710CW
Japanese bunka knife with satin finished ginsan blade made by Yoshimi Kato. Yoshimi Kato uses Ginsan, or Silver-3, steel as the main element of this line of blades. G3 steel is well known for its excellent edge properties. Blade length 170 mm. Handle – cherrywood. For gyuto knife Yoshimi Kato Ginsan recommended hand wash with warm water and towel dry. Avoid bones, frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.
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Japanese kitchen knife Takeshi Saji Bunka VG10, bull bone 17cm HA4606
Japanese kitchen knife bunka handmade by Mr. Takeshi Saji. Blade - 31 layers damaskus steel, VG10. Blade length 17 cm. Handle - bull bone. Brass bolster. Weight of Bunka Takeshi Saji is 320 g.Takeshi Saji is a Chairman of Saji Balacksmith (Japan). Member of Japan Knife Guild and Japan Custom Knife Makers. In 1992, he was officially certified as Dentoukougeishi, a “Traditional Master Craftsman” by the Japanese “Ministry of International Trade & Industry”.
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Japanese kitchen knife Takeshi Saji Bunka Iron Wood 17cm HG-3106
Japanese bunka knife by Mr. Takeshi Saji. Bunka is a general purpose kitchen knife. It is suitable for cutting vegetables, while the triangle-shaped tip area is particularly useful when cutting fish and meats. Blade 3 Layer Aogami Super steel with black hammered finish. Blade length 17 cm. Handle - iron wood with stainless steel bolster. Weight of bunka knife HG-3106 by Takeshi Saji is about 200 g.Takeshi Saji is a Chairman of Saji Balacksmith (Japan). Member of Japan Knife Guild and Japan Custom Knife Makers. In 1992, he was officially certified as Dentoukougeishi, a “Traditional Master Craftsman” by the Japanese “Ministry of International Trade & Industry”.
€282.25

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Japanese kitchen knife Tojiro DP Cobalt Alloy Bunka VG10 16cm F-795
This Bunka DP is Tojiro’s flagship model. VG10 as core steel, clad by 13-chrome stainless steel, it has achieved both professional sharpness and easy maintenance. Reinforced laminated handle is very durable and tough, not easily deformed and strong against deterioration over time. Weight of DP Bunka F-795 is 190 g. Metal bolster is very hygienic and prevents stain and dirt from being accumulated between blade and handle. All purpose knife suitable not only for large size vegetables, meat, and fish, but also good for detailed work by using its so called K-tip blade.
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Ittetsu Tadafusa OEM Aogami 2 17cm ISN-13
Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Ittetsu Tadafusa OEM Aogami 2 ISN-13 with 17 cm blade. Blade is made of Aogami 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. The steel has then been hardened to 62-63 Rockwell and wrapped in stainless steel to further ease maintenance. Handle is antibacterial bubinga. Ittetsu knives are handmade in Echizen city, Japan. Hand wash with warm water and towel dry. 
€122.70
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Bunka Japanese kitchen knife Yu Kurosaki Shizuku R2 Oak 16.5cm ZR-165BUOWQ
Yu Kurosaki Shizuku Bunka knife with 165 mm blade. This Yu Kurosaki series features R2 tsuchime-finish blades. This bunka knife has an incredible level of finish and polish, with Kurosaki's signature "Shizuku" Tsuchime patterns that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The octagonal handle is made this time of oak and water-resistant wenge wood, which are separated from each other by a ring of natural turquoise. Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits. Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. Avoid glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces. Yu Kurosaki works in Takefu Knife Village.
€248.39
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The Bunka (Bunka Bocho) is a versatile general-purpose Japanese knife. It is regarded as a multi-use knife that is adept at cutting, chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing foods such as meat, fish, vegetables and herbs. The Bunka, along with the Gyuto and the Santoku, is often recommended as a stylish alternative to the classic western chef’s knife. Compared to a western chef’s knife, the Bunka is shorter, lighter, thinner and uses harder steel to retain its sharp edge for longer. The Bunka typically shares the same features as a Santoku knife, such as a predominantly straight cutting edge and a wide blade. However, the Bunka is different from the Santoku knife with its signature ‘reverse-tanto’ angled tip, also known as a ‘k-tip’ point.