Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Migaki Bunka Ziricote Handle

482,57  (inc. Tax)

Perfect bunka does exist… forged by Tanaka blacksmith and sharpened by Kyuzo. Made from great Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1 type and Soft Iron Clad steel. Size of the blade is 180 mm, with Ziricote & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal japanese style ocatgonal handle. Perfectly balanced with beautiful finish. Amazing knife.

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Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Bunka
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ziricote & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 325mm
Edge Length: 177mm
Handle to Tip Length: 188mm
Blade Height: 49mm
Thickness: 2mm
Handle Length: 134mm
Weight: 150g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Kyuzo


Kyuzo’s father Heihachi is one of the busiest sharpeners in Sakai. Heihachi’s workshop room and corridor were always filled with knives waiting to be sharpened. Although Kyuzo initially worked under his father to learn the foundation of rough sharpening, eventually he became a student of Kambei, known as one of the best sharpeners in Sakai because he knew best how to sharpen wide double bevel knives. After a few years of training, he built his style based on both his father and Kambei’s respective styles. Today, Kyuzo is one of only a few people who can sharpen wide double bevel with really good Shinogi-line in Sakai, one of the most challenging techniques in sharpening.

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Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所


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