Sakai Takayuki AS – Bunka 160mm

R3,500.00

Sakai Takayuki

Sakai Takayuki was founded in 1947 in Osaka, Japan. The Company has n number of craftsmen who work together to create a large verity of kitchen knives. There knives aren’t only used and loved in Japan but has picked up lots of traction world wide. They make use of inherited techniques while suiting modern times and needs of users.

They also hosts one of the most famous blacksmiths in Japan, Itsuo Doi and built him a factory to produce his amazing pieces of art. The well respected Yamatsuka knife-sharping family is also part of there team.

 

The Sakai Takayuki AS Bunka is made from a Aogami Super Carbon steel and cladded in Stainless steel for ease of maintenance. Aogami Super is known as one of the best carbon steels for kitchen knives. It holds an edge for a super long time, is super sharp and easy to sharpen. The cutting edge is reactive and needs to be cleaned and dried properly after use. Remember this is a hard type of steel and cannot be used for heavy duty tasks such as cutting through frozen foods, bones, hard nuts etc.

 

Bunka

Bunka Knife (文化包丁 – pronounced: Bunka Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘Cultural Knife’. The name stems from the traditional use of making cultural and traditional Japanese cuisine at home.

The Bunka is versatile because of its similarity to the Santoku. It is regarded as a multi-use knife and is best for chopping, dicing and mincing food such as meat, fish, vegetables and herbs. The flat profile is ideal for slicing meat, fish and vegetables. The tall profile is ideal for chopping fruits, vegetables and thinly sliced meat. The pointed tip makes it superior for precision work and scoring vegetables and meat. The tip also allows for light butchering work and enables the user to get under layers of fat and sinew. The blade profile is well suited for tap-chopping or push-cutting techniques.

The length of the Bunka is generally shorter than traditional Western chef’s knives. The shorter, compacted length and thinness of the blade makes it lighter and less strenuous to handle for long periods of time. The tall, flat profile with the reverse tanto is what characteristically defines the blade from other shapes.

Type: Western Style

Best for: Meat, Fish, Herbs, Vegetables

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: All-Rounder – Easy to use and applies to most food types

 

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.
  • 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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