Koishi Bunka 170mm - Masakage

All knives from Masakage are handmade by Master Blacksmiths of Takefu's village and hand sharpened by one of Japan's best knife sharpeners, Takayuki Shibata san. When these knives come out of their box, they have an amazing sharpness and will stay sharp for an extremely long time due to Shibata san's masterful technique. Alambika is extremely happy to import and retail Japanese knives (from... read more

All knives from Masakage are handmade by Master Blacksmiths of Takefu's village and hand sharpened by one of Japan's best knife sharpeners, Takayuki Shibata san. When these knives come out of their box, they have an amazing sharpness and will stay sharp for an extremely long time due to Shibata san's masterful technique. Alambika is extremely happy to import and retail Japanese knives (from Takefu village) in Canada. The whole kitchen knife collection can be seen and handled in our Montreal store.

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Price:
$279.95

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Product Information

Koishi Bunka 170mm - Masakage

Masakage Koishi Bunka 170 mm

The Bunka Knife combines the best of Nakiri (traditional blade shape to cut vegetable) and Gyuto (chef's knife), and therefore performs perfectly for cutting vegetable as well as meat or fish.

Handmade Masakage Koishi knives are made of Aogami Super (Super Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel. Therefore they combine characteristics of carbon steel (extremly hardness, an edge that stays sharp for a very long time and which is easy to sharpen) and stainless steel (easy to maintain, reduced risk of rusting). The material makes the two-tone blade of the Koishi range stay sharp longer than any other Masakage knife.

The line has been named Koishi (Japanese term for "Pebbels"), in reference to the blade's hammered finish.

Its octagonal handle is made of American Cherry wood and black water buffalo horn. As with most Masakage knives, the heel of the blade is rounded to allow a more comfortable use of the pinch grip.

Rockwell Hardness 63:64

Technical Details

Blade 170 mm
Core steel Blue Paper (Carbon / HRC 63-65)
Blade Finish Carbon
Company Masakage
Type Gyuto
Edge angles 50/50
Dishwasher No
Origin No
Handle No
Handling Ambidextrous
Material No
Size No
Total length No
Workmanship Handmade