Any tall, short, Bunka?

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huskyman
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Any tall, short, Bunka?

Post by huskyman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:44 pm

This is a very specific need, coming from non other than my good 'ol mum and her friends :D

They're looking for what looks like a Bunka, but taller (60mm) and shorter (130mm).
What they use now is a knife in this shape which is done by a blacksmith in Taiwan, made of unknown stainless steel, so they're after something similar but in much harder steel so it'd go longer between sharpening. Carbon steel is OK.

I've been looking for one for days but haven't found any that suits the above request - anyone know of any?

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jbart65
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Re: Any tall, short, Bunka?

Post by jbart65 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:18 am

Closest I've seen to something like like is a Takeda ko-bunka, but nothing that short in length will be that tall.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/takeda5.html

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tastclko1.html
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Re: Any tall, short, Bunka?

Post by Robstreperous » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:59 am

So I did a Google search on "buy short cleaver" and found a few reasonably priced customs out there.

Give it a shot.....

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Re: Any tall, short, Bunka?

Post by nakneker » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:05 am

There are short cleavers on EBay that come close. My first though was the as Jbart above, Takeda but you don’t get close to the 60mm height.

Here’s on example.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-6-Blad ... 0005.m1851
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huskyman
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Re: Any tall, short, Bunka?

Post by huskyman » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 pm

jbart65 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:18 am
Closest I've seen to something like like is a Takeda ko-bunka, but nothing that short in length will be that tall.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/takeda5.html

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tastclko1.html
Thanks for that - those are close but not quite tall enough! I'd love to get the Takeda in the shape needed... ;)
Robstreperous wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:59 am
So I did a Google search on "buy short cleaver" and found a few reasonably priced customs out there.

Give it a shot.....
nakneker wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:05 am
There are short cleavers on EBay that come close. My first though was the as Jbart above, Takeda but you don’t get close to the 60mm height.

Here’s on example.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-6-Blad ... 0005.m1851
I've tried a similar approach, but realized that cleavers are too heavy - they're after more a slicer than a chopper... :oops:

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Re: Any tall, short, Bunka?

Post by Delboy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:02 pm

What about something like this?

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shibatatank.html
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