Hand-forged in Japan with the world’s rarest steel, you’ll never have to buy another kitchen knife
Made by hand by one of the few masters of the process to make ZDP-189 steel, the Bunka is versatile and robust enough to handle any of the most common jobs in the kitchen. No matter what you’re chopping, slicing, dicing, or carving, the Bunka is sure to be your trustiest kitchen companion from day one.
- Versatile and robust enough to handle most comon kitchen tasks with ease
- Hand-forged by a master Japanese blacksmith from ZDP-189 steel known for its edge retention and corrosion resistance
- Kuro-uchi finishing process leaves the top side of the blade with a dark patina that shows the visible impressions of the hand-forging process (i.e. it looks badass)
- Rosewood handle with asymmetrical shape ideal for right-handed use
- Suitable for everyday use in a home kitchen or large volume cutting work in a professional setting
- Designed by SharpEdge, made by blacksmith Yoshida Hamono
- Made in Japan
ZDP-189 steel is made by only a few master blacksmiths worldwide and is renowned for its uncommon hardness and extreme corrosion resistance
- ZDP-189 can be sharpened to a razor’s edge thanks to the thorough hand-forging process, and with a high hardness rating of 65 - 67 HRC it resists dulling
- Extremely corrosion resistant steel that’s immune to rust under any normal circumstances
- Only made by a select few masters of a specialized and traditional process
Alloy Elements Composition
- ~3% carbon for strength
- ~20% chromium to prevent corrosion
- 1.5% tungsten to increase abrasion resistance
- 1.3% molybdenum to preserve strength and power under variable temperatures
- 0.10% vanadium to increase strength
- Blade: 7.5”
Use & Care
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry after every use
- Use a sharpening stone to sharpen
- Avoid using a honing steel — ZDP-189 is harder than honing steel, so it will actually sharpen the honing rod itself)
- Do not cut frozen foods, meat bones, cheese, or crusty breads
- Do not put in the dishwasher under any circumstances
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