Nigara SG2 – Bunka 180mm
Nigara SG2 – Bunka 180mm

Nigara Knives

Nigara Hamono has been a noted over the years ever since they received official appointment by the Tsugaru Clan more than 350 years ago. Every Since then, there blacksmithing techniques have been passed down through generations. They forge each and every knife by hand and pay upmost attention to detail.

 

Bunka:

Bunka knives are general purpose knives tackling a wide range of common kitchen tasks. Their reverse tanto profile gives the knives a dexterous and delicate tip and a unique and eye-catching aesthetic. These can be used any time a Gyuto or santoku might be called for. Since Banno Bunkas have fairly flat profiles they are most adept at push cutting and chopping rather than rock chopping.

 

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Bunka

Blade Length: 180 mm

Steel Type: SG2

Rockwell Hardness: 63:64

 

Delivery time: 2 to 4 working days

 

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Satake Masamune – Bunka 170mm
Satake Masamune – Bunka 170mm

 

Satake

Specialising in the manufacture of high quality kitchen tools, Satake has been developing knives of excellent quality and value since 1947 whilst constantly improving the technology and innovation used in their manufacturing process. Thanks to a well-equipped manufacturing facility, they are able to produce quality products at and affordable price and they offer various ranges of knives to suit the needs of any home cook or professional.

The Satake stainless Bunka is manufactured using softer stainless steel offering great resistance to corrosion whist still providing ample edge retention and sharpness. The handle is a modest yet comfortable oval shaped handle made from Magnolia wood. The Bunka is a general purpose knife that can be used for various tasks. It can easily replace a Gyuto or Santoku and the fact that is has a very fine, sharp, tapered tip for great precision with smaller tasks in the kitchen.

 

If you are looking for a affordable knife to start your Whetstone sharpening journey… This is it !

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Scanlen Knives – Bunka
Scanlen Knives – Bunka

 

Scanlen knives

Hand forged by South African blacksmith, Frederick Scanlen

The blade is constructed San Mai with a core steel of UHC. This steel is known for its great edge retention and durability.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Walnut Japanese Knife Stand
Walnut Japanese Knife Stand

These beautifully handcrafted 3 tier knife stand will elevate your displayed knives.

Made from dark walnut with hexagonal pegs, finished in Danish Oil. Made to display 3 knives.

** Knives pictured are not included

Supplier: Slant Wood

 

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Yoshimi Kato – Bunka 170mm – Kurouchi AS
Yoshimi Kato – Bunka 170mm – Kurouchi AS

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato apprenticed at Kanehiro Hamono and then apprenticed under the guidance of Hiroshi-San (his Father in Law) who has also taught great blacksmiths like Yu Kurosaki. Yoshimi Kato strives to continuously improve his skills day by day working from Takefu knife village. Unusual for a blacksmith, Kato-San does not favor a particular steel. He is skilled with all steels that he uses. He believes that heat treating is where you should pay the most attention.

These blades are hand forged with Aogami Super. This steel is really easy to sharpen, takes a brilliant edge, cuts like silk and is super rugged for its hardness.  They are then clad in softer stainless steel to help with any maintenance issues.

Aogami Super ( Blue Super Steel ) is an improved version of Blue # 1. For Blue Super (Aogami Super or AS) they add more carbon for hardness. Te extra Vanadium gives extra toughness and creates smaller carbides. Blue Super is often considered by blacksmiths, to be the best carbon steel for knife making in Japan.

Bunka:

Bunka knives are general purpose knives tackling a wide range of common kitchen tasks. Their reverse tanto profile gives the knives a dexterous and delicate tip and a unique and eye-catching aesthetic. These can be used any time a Gyuto or santoku might be called for. Since Banno Bunkas have fairly flat profiles they are most adept at push cutting and chopping rather than rock chopping.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Bunka

Blade Length: 170 mm

Steel Type: Aogami Super

Rockwell Hardness: 63:64

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R850

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Yoshimi Kato – Bunka Damascus
Yoshimi Kato – Bunka Damascus

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato first apprenticed at Kanehiro Hamono and then apprenticed under the guidance of Hiroshi-San (his Father in Law) who has also taught great blacksmiths like Yu Kurosaki. Yoshimi Kato strives to continuously improve his skills day by day working from Takefu knife village.

Bunka:

Bunka knives are general purpose knives tackling a wide range of common kitchen tasks. Their reverse tanto profile gives the knives a dexterous and delicate tip and a unique and eye-catching aesthetic. These can be used any time a Gyuto or santoku might be called for. Since Banno Bunkas have fairly flat profiles they are most adept at push cutting and chopping rather than rock chopping.

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

 

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Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
not rated R4,750.00 Read more