Hatsokokoro Nigara Hamono AS Tsuchime Bunka 7" (HKT-40)
- Due to the nature of handcrafting and traditional blacksmithing, each knife is unique and may have some cosmetic distortion or irregularities. This is expected and normal. Because these knives are handcrafted, they qualify for a 3 month limited warra
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The Bunka is an all-purpose knife suitable for preparing meat, vegetables and fish that is similar to the Santoku, but is set apart by its wide blade featuring an acute and utilitarian point on the end that creates its unique shape. The width makes it suitable for preparing vegetables while the triangular tip is particularly useful when cutting protein.
Now on their 8th generation of blade makers, the Nigara family have been forging knives, tools and swords for over 350 years. For the Tsuchime Migaki series they've chosen to use Aogami Super Steel for the core of the knife. Aogami Super is a very popular and durable steel and used widely throughout the Japanese knife world so it's one that's easy to sharpen and retains an edge well so this is definitely a knife that's going to last when cared for. The hammered Tsuchime pattern is unique and industrial and the polished Migaki finish adds contrasting smooth simplicity. The traditional octagonal Walnut handle is durable, simple, and comfortable.
Due to the nature of handcrafting and traditional blacksmithing, each knife is unique and may have some cosmetic distortion or irregularities. This is expected and normal. Because these knives are handcrafted, they qualify for a 3 month limited warranty for manufacturing defects only.