Makoto Kurosaki SG2 Bunka (universal knife), 180 mm
Makoto Kurosaki SG2 Bunka (universal knife),
Blade made of stainless steel Japanese R2 (SG2) powder steel with two layers of stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged). This knife is completely forged by hand by the blacksmith Makoto Kurosaki-san. (the older brother of Yu Kurosaki).
Normally, R2 powder steel can be hardened to a hardness of 65-66 Rockwell, but Kurosaki has opted for a hardening of 63-64 Rockwell for this professional line. This makes it easy to sharpen the blades yourself.
A Bunka is suitable for all jobs. The knife is designed to cut both fish, meat and vegetablesand is a hybrid form between a chef's knife and a nakiri (vegetable knife).
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: 320 mm
- Weight: 116 grams
- Steel type: core steel: stainless steel Japanese R2 (SG2) powder steel with two layers of stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged).
- Hardness: 63-64 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Light brown rosewood (Sakura) with Pakka wooden bolster.
- beware: this is a very thin “laser-style” knife and is very sensitive to maltreatment.
Like all Japanese knives, these handmade knives from Kurosaki are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.