Satake Masamune – Bunka 170mm

(1 customer review)




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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1 review for Satake Masamune – Bunka 170mm

  1. Niekie van der Merwe (verified owner)

    I bought this knife a while ago, and for the past few weeks I put it to the test in my kitchen, cutting anything and everything I needed to. I am glad to say that it passed the test with flying colours ! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because fit and finish of the handle could be better, but for the price, I am very satisfied with this Bunka, and I can strongly recommend it to anyone who wants a nice Japanese kitchen knife, but has a tight budget.

    This is the fourth knife that I bought from Kitchen Samurai, and each and everytime their service has been outstanding. I ordered this knife online, and 23 hours later it was delivered to my door, neatly packed ! Thank you again for your excellent service !

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