Shigeki Tanaka Kurouchi Bunka 170mm

R3,550.00

Tanaka

Shigeki Tanaka apprenticed at Takefu Knife village for three years. He moved back to Miki City where he is currently working at his Family shop. The Tanaka family originally started with sickles and other agricultural tools but focuses on Kitchen Knives that has gained a great reputation worldwide.

Tanaka-San hand-forges his knives in the traditional way, as it has been done for hundreds of years 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.

 

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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