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Paring Knife - Bunka Collection - 90 mm blade

Regular price €120.00

Japanese Sharpness, Western Robustness.


          Just like the common paring knife, the Bunka paring knife has a small blade with a flat profile; however, their blade tips are shaped very differently. Bunka knives are recognisable from their “reverse Tanto” profile, also called “K-tip”, which makes them more precise than a classic rounded blade.

        • Handmade
        • Razor-sharp Japanese stainless steel
        • Rust-resistant
        • Hidden full tang
        • Perfectly balanced for comfort
        • Bamboo "Saya" (鞘) - blade guard included
        • Sustainably-grown bamboo box


        Blade length / Total length
        9 cm (3.5") / 21 cm (8.3")
        Blade material
        440C high-carbon stainless steel
        Blade type
        Double bevel
        85 g (3 oz)
        Blade hardness
        HRC 60 +/-1
        Thickness at the spine
        1.5 mm
        Steel heat treatment
        Blade angle
        15˚, 50/50 symmetrical grind
        Handle material


        * Do not cut on hard surfaces (metal, ceramic, marble)
        * Use a wooden or soft plastic cutting board
        * Do not cut bones or frozen foods
        * Hand-wash and dry quickly after use
        * Do not wash in dishwasher, do not soak, or leave in a wet sink

      90 days money-back guarantee

      Lifetime international warranty

      Free worldwide shipping for orders > 150€


      Rediscover Cooking

      Rediscover the art of cooking with KOTAI knives. Experience the sharpness and precision of handcrafted blades made from the finest materials. Elevate your culinary creations to new heights with the perfect combination of tradition and modern innovation.

      Lasting Performance

      440C has more than 2x the carbon content than other premium steels. The blade, heat treated to HRC 60 +/- 1 hardness, keeps its razor-sharp edge cut after cut.

      Ergonomically Engineered

      The perfect weight distribution and hand-polished ebony handle have been designed for you to cut effortlessly through the toughest food without compromising on comfort.

      The paring knife is the second most-used knife in a kitchen, right after the chef knife or Gyuto.

      While almost everything on the cutting board can be done with the chef knife, all precise, off-the-board cutting tasks are performed with the paring knife.

      KOTAI’s Bunka paring knife is made of Japanese 440C, a premium steel that balances a high carbon content for hardness, sharpness and edge retention with the perfect amount of chromium to prevent corrosion.


      Comfortable and well-balanced. I love the hand-hammered pattern on the blade. Excellent craftsmanship.

      - PHILIPPE COLINET, three times Michelin Starred Chef at Colette (5-star hotel Sezz), Saint-Tropez, France

      Knife experts at the service of gastronomy experts.

      - ROBERT FONTANA, Executive Chef, Pacific Club Hong Kong

      Powerful knife, yet very comfortable and precise.
      I always have it right beside me.

      - THIBAUT GAMBA, Michelin Starred Chef at La Table, (5-star hotel Clarance), Lille, France

      I am speechless! The knife is spectacular!

      - FRANCESCO ARENA, Executive Chef, Maison B hotel (4-star hotel), Rimini, Italy


      High-end 440C Japanese steel is used by third-generation expert bladesmiths to handcraft flawless, durable and beautiful knives.

      Each KOTAI knife requires 138 steps and over 2 months to be made before going through rigorous testing.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 115 reviews
      Thomas Martin
      Notation, couteau d'office 90mm Bunka

      Excellent couteau, probablement mon favori dans ma cuisine. Tout simplement parfait pour mon usage domestique et un vrai plaisir de cuisiner avec.

      Al (Vine Customer at Amazon)
      Agréable et efficace en plus d'être beau.

      Très agréable à tenir en main, ce couteau coupe très fort. Il permet de couper avec précision et efficacité mais gare aux doigts !
      La lame est inoxydable et le manche est en bambou. C'est un produit qui durera dans le temps, efficace et très esthétique qui-plus-est.
      Le prix est élevé mais c'est le prix de la qualité artisanale Japonaise.

      Pol y Esther (Buyer at Amazon)
      Buena calidad, precio alto

      Un estupendo cuchillo de estilo japonés, aunque ensamblado en China.
      Puntos positivos:
      ✅ La hoja es de muy buena calidad y corta que da gusto. Definitivamente, aguanta más tiempo con el filo en buen estado que otros cuchillos similares.
      ✅ La presentación es excelente, lo que lo hace un buen regalo para un chef.
      A tener en cuenta:
      ❎ Que sea “estilo japonés” no quiere decir que esté hecho en Japón. De hecho, el mango se nota que es de peor calidad.
      Espero que mi análisis te haya resultado útil

      Familie Kocheem (Buyer at Amazon)
      Sehr hochwertiges Messer...

      Messer sogenannte Bunka paring knife. Das Produkt wird in Ihrer eigenen Aufbewahrungsbox aus Bambus geliefert. Die Verpackung ist besonders schön verarbeitet und qualitativ hochwertig. Die Klingengröße beträgt 90 mm. Das Messer ist sehr scharf und eignet sich für viele verschiedene Anwendungsmöglichkeiten zum schneiden. Das Material besteht aus 440C-Edelstahl mit einem hohen Kohlenstoffgehalt von 1 %. Lässt sich einfach reinigen. Liegt gut in der Hand!

      Ice Cream (Vine Customer at Amazon)

      Je recommande vivement. Que ce soit pour les sushis ou la viande, c'est une très bonne qualité.
      Colis livré rapidement, sans encombre.
      Bien protégé, aucune casse à déplorer.
      Pas de mauvaise surprise au déballage, l'article correspond aux photos et à la description Amazon.
      ✔ Bon rapport qualité prix.
      Le produit me semble tout à fait conforme et il me satisfait amplement.
      ❌ RAS, rien à signaler, je reviendrai sur mon commentaire dans les semaines à venir si je rencontre le moindre soucis.


      This knife is made of 440C steel from Japan. 440C is a high-carbon stainless steel, meaning that it combines the property of high-carbon steel (very hard due to the high carbon content of 0.95%+ and the vacuum heat treatment, therefore very sharp and able to keep its edge for much longer than other steels) and stainless steel (ability to resist corrosion and stains). So the blade will not rust, but you have to care for it properly by washing it with soapy water and drying it quickly after using it.

      Do not put it in the dishwasher or leave it to soak in the sink.

      A “cheap” knife will end up costing you more in the long run, because it can break or turn dull. Low quality steel will not keep a sharp edge no matter how many hours you waste on sharpening, and you will end up having to buy a new knife every year or so.

      There are plenty of “cheap” knives that cannot perform to decent standards and very few options for chefs who are passionate about cooking, need the right tools to assist them in their career or hobby but are not willing to overspend on a brand name. Get your KOTAI knife today for a lifetime of safe and delicious cooking.

      We believe that a good knife should be a chef's trusted partner for life.

      That is why we are proud to stand behind our knives with a lifetime warranty.

      If you find that your knife has any manufacturing defect, you may contact us at and we will repair or replace it for free.

      On top of the lifetime manufacturing warranty, you can benefit from the protection of a 90-day money-back warranty in case your KOTAI knife does not live up to your expectations.

      Try a KOTAI knife risk-free and return it within 90 days if you do not like it. No questions asked.