These stunning knives from Hatsukokoro offer something quite different to an double bevel gyuto. They are made using Shirogami, or White Steel #2. This is a carbon steel with HRC of 62/63 which makes it a very sharp knife with amazing edge retention, so you will need to sharpen it less often.
Bunka knives are similar to a Santoku in blade proportions, but have a more angular tip, often referred to as a K tip, or Kiritsuke.
They make excellent all round knives as they are versatile due to their curved cutting edge and shorter blade length. They are an excellent alternative to the more common Gyuto, chef's knife shape if you prefer a shorter blade.
Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.
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