Metalwork By Meola

Meola 1084-Carbon 150mm Bunka

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Presenting the Bunka, a meticulously hand-forged masterpiece by Bladesmith Akiva Meola in Berthoud, Colorado, expertly crafted from 1084 high-carbon steel. This innovative design, a recent addition to his impressive lineup of knives, serves as a versatile, multipurpose culinary tool. Each blade undergoes a thorough process of forging, grinding, heat treatment to a precise 62 HRC, polishing, and sharpening.

Designed for total comfort and confidence, the handles are skillfully sculpted in-house, setting this knife apart with unique features:

The 3/4 hidden tang design, coupled with a Western handle profile, showcases curly silver maple stabilized in blue resin. This enhances durability, providing toughness and resistance to water and heat. Following sculpting, the maple undergoes a flame-faded finish, adding a touch of artistry. The bolster, meticulously crafted from white Corian, seamlessly meets a mirror-finished choil and spine, rounded for optimal comfort.

With a blade heel height of approximately 45mm, this Bunka ensures excellent clearance from the cutting board, making it an ideal small-blade companion. The package is thoughtfully completed with a hot-formed navy kydex sheath adorned with polished brass grommets.

Elevate your culinary experience with this exceptional Bunka, a fusion of craftsmanship and innovation, ready to meet the demands of your kitchen adventures.

NOTE: All processes are done in house and by hand. This means there are slight variations among the blades.

NOTE: Blade may rust if left wet, this is NOT a stainless steel.

Overall specs:

  • Material: 1084 High-Carbon Steel
  • Forging Construction: Mono Steel
  • Blade Length: 150mm | 6 inch
  • Handle Length: 115mm | 4.5 inch
  • Blade Height: 45mm | 1.77 inch at heel
  • Blade Thickness: 2mm at bolster
  • Overall Length: 280mm | 11 inch
  • Weight: 4.8oz 
  • Bolster Material: Corrian
  • Rockwell Hardness Scale: HRC 62
  • Knife Type: Bunka
  • Stainless: No
  • Handle: Western, Stabilized Curly Maple, Hidden Tang 
  • Saya Included: Yes, Blue Kydex
  • Edge Angle: 50:50 Double Edge/Western
  • Origin: Metalwork By Meola, Berthoud, Colorado, USA