Kisuke ATS34 Bunka 165mm - Snakewood

$609.00 AUD


Style: Bunka
Blade Length: 167mm
Overall Length: 315mm
Weight: 188g
Blade Height @ Heel: 53mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2.2mm
Blade Material: AT34 Stainless Steel core w/Stainless Tsuchime Clad
Handle Material: Octagon Snakewood
HRC: ~63



Blade Type

The Bunka knife, a versatile and traditional Japanese kitchen tool, features a distinctive, angular tip and a wide blade. It's designed for precision tasks like slicing, dicing, and chopping. Ideal for handling vegetables, meat, and fish, the Bunka is a multifunctional knife celebrated for its utility and unique aesthetic.

Steel Type

ATS34 is a unique, high end Japanese knife steel which is becoming more and more popular. It resembles Blue 2 in its composition yet due to the added chromium content, is more resistant to corrosion than carbon steel. In this aspect it is similar to Chromax or SKD, but has a relatively high hardness of around HRC63, meaning it will hold an edge for an extremely long time.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.



Embracing a rapid rise in popularity for his unique designs and committment to striving for perfection, Shunsuke Manaka is the man behind Kisuke knives. From the sketchbook to the kitchen, he is the sole craftsman behind the entire knifemaking process. His pieces have gained such a reputation for their performance and quality that his order book is now full for more than 2 years at a time.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon, semi-stainless steel and will be robust and resistant to rust. While it will not rust quickly like pure carbon, it is still best practice to not leave this knife wet for extended periods as it's stain-less, not stain-none! A light patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will still form over time.  

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