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Kotai Santoku Knife, Bunka Collection

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Introducing the Kotai Santoku Knife, a tool embodying precision and versatility, making it the ideal tool for every kitchen task. From precise slicing to intricate dicing, unlock new culinary possibilities and elevate your cooking experience with Japanese-inspired kitchen tools.

Bunka knives are recognizable by their "reverse Tanto" profile, also known as "K-tip," which enhances precision compared to a classic rounded blade. The signature octagonal handle is made of ebony wood, renowned for its hardness and aging properties.

The Tsuchime finish involves hammering the blade of the knife to create a unique pattern on the surface. The hammered pattern creates tiny pockets of air between the blade and the food. This ancestral Japanese method reduces drag, thus preventing food from sticking to the blade.

The Bunka collection features hidden full tang blades, extending to the bottom of the handle for enhanced durability and balance.

  • Handmade
  • Razor-sharp Japanese stainless steel
  • Rust-resistant
  • 6.6" blade
      • 6.6" blade
    • Blade Length / Total Length: 17 cm (6.7"L) / 30 cm (11.8"L)
    • Blade Material: 440C high-carbon stainless steel
    • Blade Type: Double bevel
    • Weight: 176 g (6.2 oz)
    • Blade Hardness: HRC 60 +/-1
    • Thickness At The Spine: 1.8 mm
    • Steel Heat Treatment: Cryogenic
    • Blade Angle: 15˚, 50/50 symmetrical grind
    • Handle Material: Ebony
    • Care Instructions
    • Do not cut on hard surfaces (metal, ceramic, marble)
    • Use a wooden or soft plastic cutting board
    • Do not cut bones or frozen foods
    • Hand-wash and dry quickly after use
    • Do not wash in dishwasher, do not soak, or leave in a wet sink
    • Manufacturers Warranty
      Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty
      440C High-Carbon Stainless Steel

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      Kotai is a bridge between Asian and Western cutlery. Light, precise, and ultra-sharp like a Japanese knife yet stainless, sturdy and durable like a German knife. All the pros without the cons, no compromise. Kotai means “solid” in Japanese.

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