Misuzu Hamono Bunka VG-10 Stainless Steel 180 mm / 7.1" Magnolia Handle


Looking for a Chef's knife but they all tend to be a little longer than you'd like?

The unique Bunka Hocho by Misuzu is a great length for those looking for a multipurpose kitchen knife that is a little more nimble.  The Kengata tip allows for precision detail work and carving as needed.  Additionally, the VG-10 stainless steel is ideal for those looking for less daily maintenance while still holding a great edge.

Ideal for: Chopping, slicing, dicing, and julienning.

Useful on food types: Small to medium proteins, variety of vegetables including carrots, onions, garlic, peppers, and lettuce.

VG-10 Stainless Steel
Bunka Knife
180 mm (7.1")
Magnolia Handle with buffalo-horn ring

Weight: 110 g
Blade Width: 50 mm
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Handle Length: 133 mm
Handle Thickness: 25 mm

The blade is VG-10 stainless steel which is a very high quality stainless steel. Knives with VG-10 an HRC between 60-61 and have good edge retention along with very good corrosion resistance.

This knife is perfect for the home or for professional use.  It has a Magnolia wood handle with a horn bolster and a partial tang.

Santoku Japanese chef knives are designed to be thin knives that slice, cut & chop easily through meat or vegetables to maintain the integrity of each component and freshness.

Santoku knives are also known in Japan as Bunka Bōchō.  In the U.S. the Bunka is sometimes used to describe the Kengata Santoku which has the angled tip allowing for more detailed slicing or cutting.

Misuzu is a small family run blacksmith located in Miki within the Hyogo prefecture.  They are specifically known for the Misuzu Hamono knife which is a versatile knife invented by the founder, Shinji Suzuki, in 1946. The current blacksmith, Yamato Miyawaki, married into the family and is now the third-generation knife maker. All knives are made by him personally. Since they are all hand-made, he can only make a limited amount each month.

For maintenance we recommend whetstone sharpening.  If you are interested check out our whetstone collection.

*Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause the it to chip. No dishwasher please.

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