Koutetsu knives take their name from Japan’s first ironclad ship. They are manufactured by Takayuki Shibata and Takumi Ikeda, each doing what he’s best at: Ikeda as the forger and Shibata as the grinder and sharpener, something he is famous for around the world.
These knives are forged by SG-2 powder steel (R2) and they are some of the thinner, lighter, sharpest knives in the Japanese knives world. Their special profile with the K-tip makes them distinctive and resembling the destroyer vessel they got their name from.
The Bunka is a multi-purpose knife, similar to Nakiri, with usually a higher profile and a slightly different nose shape. Recommended mainly for push cut, slice and chopping cutting techniques.
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Koutetsu|
|Knife type:||Bunka 180mm|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||183/330|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Rosewood / Black Pakka|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,6/0,3|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||51|
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