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Ittetsu Bunka Knife
Ittetsu Bunka Knife
Ittetsu Bunka Knife
Ittetsu Bunka Knife
Ittetsu Bunka Knife

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Ittetsu Kurouchi | 180mm Bunka Knife (Shirogami)

Hand-crafted in Echizen Japan, Ittetsu Kurouchi are a high performance carbon steel knife with a rustic aesthetic. The fit and finish of these knives is a little lower than others but the performance makes up for it, it is amazing value for a White #1 hand forged knife.


The grind on this batch is slightly thicker than normal. It would make this knife a great work-horse or a project to thin and polish.

  • Ittetsu Kurouchi Japanese Knife
  • Echizen, Japan
  • 180mm Bunka Knife
  • Kurouchi (Rustic) Finish
  • Shirogami (white) #1, Soft Iron Clad
  • Mono Walnut Handle
  • Hand crafted in Japan
  • 186mm Blade Edge Length / 330mm Overall Length / 3.7mm Blade Thickness / 50mm Blade Height / 158g


* High carbon steel kitchen knives will change colour (patina) during use, some care is required to prevent surface rust.

Japanese Kitchen Knives & Whetstones Australia

Japanese Kitchen Knife | Bunka (Home Cook Knife)

Like the Santoku, the Bunka knife is known as a home cook knife. It is very close to a Santoku knife in many ways, varying slightly in shape with a more pointed tip. A versatile kitchen knife widely used throughout the world and one of the better starting points into Japanese knives.

Also like it's larger cousin, the Gyuto, this is your go-to knife for any and all tasks within the kitchen. Generally Bunka knives are smaller in size than Gyuto, making them versatile in smaller home kitchens or for cooks with fledgling knife skills. Both styles of knife are multi-tasking machines that can be used for any and all cooking preparation tasks.

As is the case with most Japanese kitchen knives, the Bunka knife is thinner & lighter than other western chef knives, they are normally made from harder steel which can hold a sharper edge


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