Looking for a Chef's knife but they all tend to be a little longer than you'd like?
The Kengata Bunka by Sawakazuma is a great length for those looking for a multipurpose kitchen knife that is a little more nimble. Not to mention this Damascus Aoniko, high carbon steel, will hold a razor sharp edge for a very long time while being a work of art.
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.Kengata Bunka Knife
The blade is forged Damascus Aoniko, high carbon steel with 17 layers of Damascus. This blade is made of Aogami number 2 (blue steel #2) with excellent sharpness and durability.
This blade needs to be cared for more than stainless steel as it will rust easier, water should be removed immediately. It is a fascinating knife that can be used widely from home to professional.
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.
This knife maker is Sawakazuma from Echizen city, Fukui which is located along the Sea of Japan. Echizen knives have a long history, dating back 700 years. While Japanese knives as a whole are typically designed with thinner blades than their European counterparts, the knives coming from Echizen take that a step further and are even narrower.
*Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause the it to chip. No dishwasher please.
I've learned to appreciate hand crafted items whenever possible and I love the idea of having something durable that I can probably hand down to my son decades from now. The knife is gorgeous, feels well balanced and is very comfortable in my hand (it's also razor sharp!). This is my first Japanese knife, but I know it will not be my last. Hasu-Seizo was a delight to deal with and I love knowing that I'm purchasing from a small family business that clearly appreciates my patronage; I will definitely be purchasing from them again.
Thank you so much for this stunning blade! The little note that came with the knife was super cute but the knife itself was next level. The blade is beautiful and cuts vegetables and fruit to perfection! I will definitely be purchasing another knife from you :)