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Kisuke x Zahocho tsuchime aogami #2 190mm bunka (stainless clad)

Kisuke x Zahocho tsuchime aogami #2 190mm bunka (stainless clad)

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Zahocho Custom

It's finally here! Kisuke x Zahocho. This is the second version of our collaboration with Kisuke Manaka hamono.

There are some minor changes on this bunka. Compared to the first one we released in 2020, this one is slightly taller (54mm) and longer (190mm), it has more curve towards the tip, and has a different finish---polished tsuchime.

Another great feature on this batch (bunka and gyuto) is the asymmetric grind. The edge geometry is also excellent; it's thin behind the edge yet it doesn't feel delicate.

Blacksmith: Kisuke Manaka
Location: Saitama, Japan
Knife type: bunka
Finish: polished tsuchime

Construction type: honwarikomi | stainless clad
Steel type: Hitachi aogami#2
Rockwell hardness: 63HRC

Total length: 334m
Blade length (heel to tip): 192mm
Blade height at heel: 54.3mm
Spine thickness at handle: 3.6mm
Spine thickness at heel: 3.2mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.1mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.1mm
Weight: 188g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal rosewood

Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

These knives are handmade so there will be slight variances.

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Care Guide

  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.


  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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