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Bunka Knife

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    Nigara Hamono SG2 Tsuchime Migaki Bunka 170mm Turquoise

    The Bunka is a general-purpose knife with a straighter edge profile than a santoku, which makes the rocking motion more difficult to perform. Howev...

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    Hitohira KH Stainless Bunka 180mm Ho

    The Bunka is a general purpose knife that has a straighter edge profile than a Santoku. This makes the rocking motion more difficult to perform. Ho...

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    Hitohira TD Aogami #2 Kurouchi Bunka 170mm Ho

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    Yoshikane Shirogami #2 Bunka 170mm Stabilized Birch Wood

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    Hitohira TD SLD Tsuchime Bunka 170mm Walnut

    The Bunka is a general-purpose knife with a straighter edge profile than a santoku, which makes the rocking motion more difficult to perform. Howev...

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    Hado Ginsan Bunka 180mm Kijiro Lacquered

    The Bunka is a general purpose knife that has a straighter edge profile than a Santoku. This makes the rocking motion more difficult to perform. Ho...

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    Hado Ginsan Damascus Bunka 180mm Kijiro Lacquered

    In Japanese, the kanji forming the word Hado (刃道) represent "the road of blades". Another Japanese word, also pronounced "Hado", means "moving wave...

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About the bunka knife

Discover the Best Bunka For You

DISCOVER THE BUNKA JAPANESE KNIFE: THE VERSATILE TOOL FOR YOUR KITCHEN

The Bunka knife, known in Japanese as 文化包丁 (ぶんかぼうちょう) and pronounced Bunka Bōchō, is a Western-style Japanese kitchen knife, typically measuring between 165 and 180 mm in length. This medium size is ideal for most people, offering a perfect balance between maneuverability and versatility. It is specially designed for cutting proteins, herbs and vegetables.

ALL PURPOSE KNIFE

Versatile and practical, the Bunka is an essential Japanese knife. It is considered a popular variant of the famous Santoku knife, suitable for a wide variety of kitchen tasks. With its short but efficient blade, it'...

Discover the Best Bunka For You

DISCOVER THE BUNKA JAPANESE KNIFE: THE VERSATILE TOOL FOR YOUR KITCHEN

The Bunka knife, known in Japanese as 文化包丁 (ぶんかぼうちょう) and pronounced Bunka Bōchō, is a Western-style Japanese kitchen knife, typically measuring between 165 and 180 mm in length. This medium size is ideal for most people, offering a perfect balance between maneuverability and versatility. It is specially designed for cutting proteins, herbs and vegetables.

ALL PURPOSE KNIFE

Versatile and practical, the Bunka is an essential Japanese knife. It is considered a popular variant of the famous Santoku knife, suitable for a wide variety of kitchen tasks. With its short but efficient blade, it's the perfect tool for chopping, mincing, slicing and finely mincing different types of food, such as meat, fish, vegetables and herbs.

ORIGINS OF THE BUNKA

The Bunka knife has its origins in Japan, where it was developed in the past to meet the specific needs of Japanese chefs. Belonging to the category of Japanese kitchen knives, the Bunka has evolved over time to become a popular variant of the famous Santoku knife.

Compared to the traditional Western chef's knife, the Bunka is distinguished by its more compact size, lightness and finesse. It is made from harder steel, which enables it to maintain its sharpness for longer. In addition to its practical features, the Bunka is also appreciated for its elegant aesthetics, as a stylish alternative to the classic chef's knife.

WHAT TO USE A BUNKA FOR

The Bunka blade is generally straight-edged, like the Santoku, with a broad blade shape. However, the Bunka's distinguishing feature is its angular "inverted tanto" tip, also known as the "k" point. This tapered tip enables precision work, such as brunoise cutting. What's more, it also facilitates access to hard-to-reach places, such as the fat and sinews of meat when doing light butchery work.

Thanks to its flat profile, the Bunka is ideal for push-cut and pull-cut cutting techniques. However, it is less suited to rocking motion due to the lack of curv