Made by the Aoki Hamono in Sakai, here is a range of knives that are as beautiful as they are functional. Hand made from a patented 33 Layer steel with a High Carbon VG10 Super Steel core these are amongst the sharpest knives to come from Japan. The hammered finish on the top half of the blade means that sticky foods do not adhere heavily and make slicing dicing and chopping of both vegetable and flesh a pleasurable task. With an ergonomic Mahogany handle and smooth bolster, they are amazingly comfortable during prolonged use.
The sharpening, with the ultra-thin core, is very easy and remains so over the many years this knife is designed to be used in a busy kitchen.Bunka: This shape has an edge profile similar to a Santoku but with a very pointed tip. Ideal where the tip is needed for very precise fruit and vegetable carving or piercing soft foods. Function – Multi-purpose chef knife. For Slicing, Dicing and Mincing of vegetables, meat and fish. Normal length – 160mm to 240mm. Tip: With the acutely pointed tip more care is required than a Santoku or Gyuto to avoid breaking the tip.