Koi Knives - Australian Wood meets Japanese Steel

The Bunka Knife Collection

Introducing the Bunka knife. The bunka knife (or bunka-bōcho) is a general purpose kitchen knife for meat, vegetables and fish.

In Japanese "bunka" means culture and when the name of this knife was coined Japanese food habits were evolving quite quickly along with the changes to society, technology and infrastructure after the second world war..

The Bunka knife is the knife to turn to if hefty chopping is required. It has a thick (3mm) spine all the way to the tip meaning it can chop down hard of pumpkins, potatoes or meats. In addition the blade itself has dimples which help stopping starchy vegetables from sticking to the blade.

The Bunka Knife is a great addition to the collection if you already hold a Gyuto (chefs) knife or utility knife - the all purpose takes the light weight and the Bunka takes on the heavy work.. 

As each Bunka knife is different the specifications of each Bunka knife made is included on the product screens listed below. All Bunka knives's are made with a Damascus finish and hammered dimples using AUS10 Japanese steel. Handles are made using with Australian wood sourced in Mclaren Vale South Australia fused with epoxy resin.

Below is a brief video of the Bunka knife at work and further down the page you will see the Bunka knives we currently have in the shed.