Banshu Hamono Bunka Medium


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  • The Bunka Medium is an excellent medium sized Santoku knife - the perfect kitchen all-rounder.


    Needless to say, it’s sharp blade and pointy tip is what makes this knife so satisfying to use. The blade length of 16cm makes it handy to cut any kind of ingredients - we use this to cut pumpkin and wow, it cuts like butter!

    Blade: Double-edged

    Steel: Carbon Steel

    Size: Blade length 160mm. Total length 292mm. Width 50mm. Width of handle 23mm. Weight 100g.

    Purpose: All ingredients. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, meat and fish.

    Function: Chop and slice.


    Knife handle is made with magnolia wood and finished with a natural lacquer of ‘Urushi’. Urushi is a natural tree sap that forms a transparent coating to protect and beautifully enhance traditional Japanese woodwork. It provides water-resistance and an antibacterial effect to keep your handle safe and durable.

    Handcrafted in Ono, Hyogo, Japan. This region is one of last of Japan where craftsman are still making knives with traditional knife making skills and practices. Each craftsman works collaboratively to ensure the tradition is kept alive and passed onto the next generation. 

    Knife care: Please wash and dry the knife straight after use and never put it in dishwasher. Heating the blades will cause stretching and is detrimental to the quality. Please store in a dry and cool spot.