Isn't two better than one?. The perfect duo will have you covered with a large 200mm Bunka and precision focused 120mm Petty.
The added bonus is the twin knife set will save you money!.
What can they be utilised for:
The Petty is perfect for small and delicate work that you wouldn't want to conduct with your bigger chefs knife. Some great examples would be peeling onions, chopping small herbs, preparing smaller fruits and removing eyes from potatoes. The big brother Bunka will allow you flexibility to slice and dice large cuts or heads of cabbage and lettuce.
Why a Japanese knife:
Japanese craftsmen have been making steel based blades for centuries and this artesian skill has built them an undeniable reputation for making some of the best knives available. In addition, the lighter construction compared to a traditional Western-style knife allows for less fatigue when slicing up a metric tonne of onions!
History and info
DAMASCUS VG-10 (ALL OF OUR SUNCRAFT BLACK AND UNIVERSAL RANGE)
VG-10 is a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. The name stands for V Gold 10 ("gold" meaning quality), or sometimes V-Kin-10 (V金10号) (kin means "gold" in Japanese). It is a stainless steel with a high carbon content containing:
33 layers Damascus stainless steel
So-called Damascus steel is multi-layered of microthin stainless steel. 25% of components at the center of layers are called a core steel. Damascus steel used for this SENZO series has VG-10 stainless steel as a core steel which is produced only in Japan. The other 75% of components are two different hardness steel layers. The both sides of core steel are compressed with alternately soft steel and hard steel. This makes the blade look like wave patterns by special procedures.
VG-10 stainless steel for core
VG-10 Damascus steel has been acknowledged widely in the world as the best steel for kitchen knife and a lot of chefs appreciate its performance, longer sharpness as well as its beautiful design. VG-10 is relatively harder material, HRC (a scale of hardness of steel) is about HRC60. This makes steel sharpness last longer due to its abrasion resistance..
The HRC is a hardness scale based on the hardness of a material. Typically HRC of 60+ is seen to be a quality hard steel that retains its edge over a prolonged time.
ORIGIN OF SUNCRAFT KNIVES
Suncraft is situated in Japan within the Seki region, Gifu prefecture and is renowned for its 800-year-old tradition of high quality knife and blade manufacture. Suncraft has been designing and crafting kitchen knives for over 60 years and ensure each of the 30 plus steps in making a Suncraft knife is of the utmost quality.
The Finer Details
||Petty and Bunka
||120mm and 200mm
||70 gms and 175 gms
||VG10 Black Damascus
||Pakkawood w/white spacer
||Senzo Black BD-02 and BD-09
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