Spyderco K17PBK Minarai™ Series Bunka Bocho - CTS-BD1N Blade - Black Polypropylene Handle
The Minarai™ Series is Spyderco's latest offering in their foray into the quality kitchen knife market.
An all-purpose knife suitable for preparing meat, vegetables, and fish, the Bunka Bocho literally means “cultural knife,” because of its role in making traditional Japanese cuisine in the home. Closely related to the Santoku (“three virtues”) knife, the Bunka Bocho has a more acute and utilitarian point.
Designed by world-renowned knifemaker Murray Carter, official heir to a 420-year-old Japanese bladesmithing lineage, Spyderco’s Murray Carter Collection faithfully translates Carter’s coveted handcrafted designs into affordable factory-made kitchen cutlery. The newest additions to this proud family of knives are his Minarai Series. Literally meaning “to look and learn,” minarai is a quintessentially Japanese way of describing the role of an apprentice. In that spirit, the Minarai Series expresses five of Carter’s highly refined designs in an economical format featuring solid CTS® BD1N stainless steel blades and injection-molded polypropylene handles. A remarkable fusion of time-tested traditional designs and state-of-the-art modern materials.
A remarkable fusion of time-tested traditional designs and state-of-the-art modern materials, the Minarai™ Series accurately translates Murray Carter’s prized custom designs into high-performance cutlery that is sure to please even the most discriminating cooking enthusiasts.
- Category End Use: Kitchen
- Blade Steel: CTS BD1N
- Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
- Blade Length: 7.83" (199 mm)
- Edge Length: 7.24" (184 mm)
- Length Overall: 12.69" (322 mm)
- Blade Thickness: .075" (1.9 mm)
- Handle Material: Black Polypropylene
- Sheath Material: N/A
- Weight: 4.0 oz. (113 g)
- Made In: Japan