Knife 58 – Bunka Chef’s Knife – Making The Makers Mark
- Made from 3/32” 1095
- Handle is wenge and zebra wood
Bunka knives are general purpose knives tackling a wide range of common kitchen tasks. Their reverse tanto profile gives the knives a dexterous and delicate tip and a unique and eye-catching aesthetic. It is a general-purpose kitchen knife like a Santoku and it used to be just as popular as the Santoku. With its wider blade, the Bunka knife is suitable for cutting vegetables, while the triangle-shaped tip area is particularly useful when cutting fish and meats.
- It held its sharpness for almost all the prep. Ran it though my sharpener and it was razor sharp again
- Beautiful handle
- Good balance
- When I would cut something that required more “rocking back and forth” instead of actual chopping, the edge closest to the handle digs into the cutting board. Rounding off that corner just a bit would help there.
- Got to remember to keep it oiled. Not having a knife like this before, it’s just a learning curve”