Hinokuni Shirogami #1 Bunka kuroichi Sanmai, Cherry handle -180 mm-
Hinokuni Shirogami #1 Kuroichi, Cherry handle,
This sturdy Japanese bunka knife has a sanmai forged core of Japanese Shirogami #1 (White-paper steel) (non-stainless) carbon steel. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely hand-forged by the young master blacksmith Hinokuni-san (1990) who learned the trade from Nishida-san. The blade is manually sharpened to a razor edge (no polishing required).
A Bunka is a universal knife that can be used for the preparation of meat, fish and vegetables.
Shirogami (White Paper Steel) #1, is a high purity carbon steel alloy and is a very popular steel for high quality Japanese chef's knives, especially in Honyaki knives. These knives have an extremely fine edge and are easy to sharpen. It is highly reactive so can stain quickly, so wipe and dry after each use! It can also be prone to chipping, so never cut hard or frozen products.
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: 325 mm
- Weight: 150-160 grams
- Blade thickness: 3.5 to 2 mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Shirogami #1 (non-stainless) steel with 2 softer steel layers for the outside
- Hardness: 62-63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Traditional oval cherry wood handle with black plastic bolster
Like all Japanese knives, Hinokuni's handmade knives are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.