Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Maple Burl

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Maple Burl

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $460.00
Item num: 105117
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.84 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 14C28N stainless steel
Bolster: Stainless steel with black G10
Handle: Stabilized presentation grade maple burl
Description: South Africa bladesmith Dave Skinner brings an exceptional level of work to his knives. Whether the knife is designed for the kitchen, for use out in the field, or for a collector, Skinner brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives.
A bunka is the Japanese general purpose chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, a bunka easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, some people even prefer it to a chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the bunka is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the bunka's versatility.
The blade is hand ground 14C28N stainless steel made by Sandvik in Sweden and heat treated to 60 Hrc. 14C28N is tough, chip, resistant, highly corrosive resistant, and maintains good edge retention. The blade features a hand rubbed satin finish. The K-tip provides a detail-oriented tip.
Like the blade, the handle is inspired by Japanese knives. The octagonal shape is extremely comfortable. By using stabilized wood, Skinner ensures this knife will hold up well to the high demands of either a professional or home kitchen. The front of the handle is sealed with a stainless steel spacer, followed by black G10.
This light, nimble kitchen knife from South African bladesmith Dave Skinner is sure to become a kitchen favorite!
Exquisite work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days