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 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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