Togashi Kenji Bunka 170mm White #2 Honyaki Matte with Custom HandleTogashi Kenji
Master Togashi Kenji a renowned Honyaki blacksmith with over 50 years’ experience in forging Honyaki blades has teamed up with an allstar team of master craftsman to produce a series of exquisite kitchen knives. Forged, ground, and hardened by Togashi Kenji. Mirror-polished and sharpened by none other than the renowned Sakai polisher/sharpener Hirotsugu Tosa.
For those that dont know Honyaki is a hardening technique that dates back to the age of the saumrai and is a technique whereby the blacksmith applies specially formulated clay to the blade before it is hardened to cause the blade to be harder at the edge and softer at the spine. This allows the blade to find that perfect balance between hard(sharp) and soft(strong).
Togashi Kenji has given the edge of this blade a super hard 64+HRC and it will take a razor-sharp edge. He has used shirogami #2 or white paper #2 steel which has a reputation for having superior edge retention, easy sharpen-ability and good corrosion resistance.
The grind and the profile are out of this world. It’s just a fantastic piece of work perfect 50/50 convex grind with a unique Bunka profile that feel curvy in all the right places.
The handle is shaped in a lovely piece of walnut and accented with a tasteful touch of dark purple acrylic and looks amazing with its brass bolster and endcap. Honestly, Fit and finish are just not worth discussing. It is perfection!
- Blade Type:
- Blade Finish:
- Honyaki Matte
- Core Steel:
- White #2
- Spine Heel:
- Spine Mid:
- Spine Tip:
- Blade Height:
- Handle Type:
- Handle Material:
- Walnut with Brass Bolster and End-cap