Kyohei Aogami Bunka (universal knife), 170 mm- Keyaki-
Kyohei Aogami Bunka,
This Japanese universal knife is a combination between a santoku and a Gyuto and has a core of Japanese Aogami #2 "Blue paper" non-stainless carbon steel with a very nice kuroichi protective layer. The blade is sharpened on both sides. Completely hand-forged by the young master blacksmith Kyohei Shindo from Tosa, this knife is one of a kind. The blade is very thin and manually sharpened and has no thickenings, which makes sharpening very easy. A Bunka is the Japanese version of a universal chef's knife and is suitable for cutting meat, fish and vegetables. Because of the extreme thin edge there is more risk of damage or chipping.
- Blade length: 170 mm
- Total length: 310 mm
- Blade height: 45 mm
- Weight: about 110-120 grams
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Aogami #2 steel with a Kuroichi protective layer. Non-rust resistant.
- Hardness: 61-63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Oval-shaped Keyaki wood (Japanese Zelkova or Japanese elm) with black plastic bolster. The bolster may still contain some casting marks, these are not damaged.
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Kyohei-san are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.