Misuzu SKS93 Ko Bunka 10.5cm (4.15")

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How can you not love the looks of this little knife? From the tanto style, sword-like tip to the cute engraving on the handle, this knife wants to be used! At the ridiculously low price why would you not want one in your kitchen?

Bunka knives are such versatile cutters. The pointed tip gets into places other blades simply cannot reach. The flat profile offers push cutters a great board contact area and less chance of accordion cuts. This is great blade for small tasks like chopping herbs and prepping garnishes. It’s short length makes it a good choice for in hand cutting too.

Made from SKS93 alloy, the blade is covered with a soft stainless cladding which makes maintenance a breeze. The blade face is very well finished and the traditional D-shaped Ho wood handle complements the simple looks perfectly.

Misuzu Knives

In the quiet suburbs of Miki, Hyogo, a region long famous for metalwork, sits knife master Yamato Miyawaki’s small store and workshop of traditional knives.

Misuzu Knives was the first company in Japan to use the now well-known san-mai soft stainless cladding technique. This technique sandwiches a knife’s hard, high-carbon core in stainless steel to protect it against rust, and was innovated by Misuzu’s founder, Shinji Suzuki, in 1946.

The fascinating story is that when Yamato married into this knife family, he was working in mass media and his dream was to create TV commercials. There was no mention of following in the family footsteps. However when Yamato’s father-in-law fell ill, with no one to carry on the family business, Yamato asked his permission to become a knife maker. The father-in-law’s answer was NO. He said, “Why would I wish on my daughter the insecurity of having her husband in a self-employed business?”

So Yamato took the matter into his own hands. At 35, with two young children, he quit his job and trained full-time (unpaid) with a knife craftsperson in Sakai, Osaka for 3 months.

Yamato went on to become a professional knife maker. Decades later, he still trains regularly with artisans in Osaka, continuing to hone his skills to create the best knife possible. He is driven by a strong passion to carry the name of Banshu region knives, and is constantly refining his immaculate knowledge and skills. Thanks to Yamato’s efforts, the Misuzu knife shop is thriving in its 3rd generation. 

On a normal day, in any weather, you can find Yamato creating and sharpening knives for shipment in his inside/outside studio. As he produces all the knives knives by hand, he can only make so many in a month. He works on his own and hopes to train a young blade maker to carry on this art and knowledge.


  • Blade Length:                    10.5cm (4.15")
  • Blade Height:                     34.5mm (1.36")
  • Total Length:                      21.2 cm (8.4")
  • Spine Thickness at Base:     1.9 mm (0.07")
  • Blade Material:                   SKS93 Carbon Steel
  • Weight:                              48 Grams (1.6 oz)
  • Origin:                               Miki, Japan
  • SKU:                                  JN14624

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