Yu Kurosaki Senko Bunka 170mm

Yu Kurosaki is an extremely talented blacksmith in his 40’s located in Takefu Village in Echizen. Apprenticed under the great Hiroshi Kato and today is considered one of the top blacksmiths in Japan, winning many awards and became known for his unique patterns.

His Senko (meaning Sparkle) line is one of the most beautiful series forged with SG2 stainless steel, a powder steel that can reach very high HRC hardness (62-63 in this case) and become razor sharp with great edge retention but still easy to sharpen. The updated Senko EI series have even more: Offset blade compared to the handle for better knuckle clearance, a K-Tip for delicate jobs and a slightly curved blade for better rocking.

A multi-purpose knife and similar to Nakiri with usually a slightly different nose shape and shorter profile. Recommended mainly for push cut, slice and chopping cutting techniques. The Bunka was developed as an evolution to Nakiri with a more pointed nose for more delicate cuts. Fitted with a beautiful Wenge Wa octagonal handle.

Brand / Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki
Series Senko ΕΙ
Knife type Bunka 170
Blade Length / Total length mm 168 / 315
Grind 50 / 50
Finish Polished / Hammered
Steel type SG2 (R2)
Forging method San Mai
HRC hardness 62-63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule Octagonal / Wenge / Wooden
Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm 1.7 / 0.3
Blade height at heel mm 46
Weight gr 121