Spyderco Carter Itamae Bunka Bocho Super Blue/SUS410 Burl G10 Kitchen Knife K18GPBNBK

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Literally meaning “in front of the cutting board,” Itamae is an extremely prestigious title reserved for highly skilled sushi chefs. Consistent with that elite status, the Carter Itamae Series is the highest tier in the Collection and proudly features premium materials and uncompromising craftsmanship. The elite Itamae Series features blades of laminated Aogami Super Blue and SUS410 and octagonal handles made from Burl G10 with black G10 ferrules.

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Bunka Bocho literally means “cultural knife,” because of its role in making traditional Japanese cuisine in the home. This is an all-purpose knife suitable for preparing meat, vegetables, and fish and is closely related to the Santoku (“three virtues”) knife, with a more acute and utilitarian point.

Blade: The fully flat ground blade is made from SUS410 stainless steel clad Aogami Super Blue. The outer layers of tough, stainless steel protect and support the ultra-hard carbon-steel center layer that forms the blade’s edge. The blade has a an acute tip for fine work and slicing while the slightly curved, Santoku-like blade works well for chopping and push-cutting as well. An excellent all-around kitchen tool. Finished with a handsome machine satin with polished edges and distinctive laminate line that gives the knife a high end look.

Handle: The handle is a traditional octagonal shape that is comfortable in multiple grips and made from smooth, Burl G10 for a wood like look. Black G10 ferrules with contrasting white liners lend a more traditional style without compromising performance or comfort. The material is durable, nonporous, heat resistant and easy to clean. The extra weight of the material gives the knife a nice balance during extended use.

Aogami Super Blue Carbon Steel: Japanese high carbon steel produced by Hitachi specifically developed for tools and knives. Highest wear resistance and lowest toughness of the Aogami steel family, Super Blue still easily crushes through chicken bones with appropriate geometry. Can be hardened into the mid-60s HRC. Good edge stability and fine edge holding (~10 DPS).


Overall Length 12.57"
Blade Length 7.69"
Sharpened Length 7.20"
Blade Thickness 0.08"
Blade Material Super Blue, SUS410
Blade Type Other
Handle Thickness 0.83"
Handle Material G10
Bolster(s) G10
Weight 6.00 oz.
Country of Manufacture Japan