Matsubara Nashiji Aogami #2 Bunka 180mm
Bunka are versatile and agile knives. Unlike Gyuto, they feature a flatter profile which are particularly suited to push cutting techniques rather than rocking styles. The delicate sharp sword tip makes them very useful for small or intricate work like preparing garnishes.The Bunka is a bonafide badass, like a kitchen knife in a leather jacket. It is a multi-purpose knife akin to the Santoku. “Bunka” translates to “culture". This multi-purpose kitchen knife is great for dicing, slicing or mincing. Like a santoku, it's a cross between the nakiri and a gyuto, just a little more badass looking.
With 185mm blade length, this chef's knife is a knife with all-rounder qualities. The knife has a slight radius to the blade tip and can be easily used for vegetables such as onions, leeks, carrots, etc. in a cradle cut.The tip gives the knife ideal properties for fine cuts on fish, vegetables or even meat.
The Nashiji finish on the blade was inspired by the Japanese pear, giving a lesser contact between the ingredients and the blade to prevent the sliced item from sticking on it. The characteristic of Katsuto Tanaka's masterpiece would be his extraordinary tall blade and heel giving a very good knuckle clearance along with excellent weight.