Spyderco Carter Minarai Bunka Bocho BD1N Black Polypropylene Kitchen Knife K18PBK

Model: SP-K18PBK
Manufacturer: Spyderco
Retail: $235.00
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The third tier of Spyderco’s Murray Carter Collection, the apprentice series Minarai ("to look and learn") knives come with rugged and serviceable materials ready to tackle prep work every day of the week: solid CTS-BD1N stainless steel blades and smooth, black polypropylene handles.

Brand new, direct from Spyderco.

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, CTS-BD1N stainless steel blade has 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. A handsome machine satin finish with polished edges gives the knife a high-end look.

Handle: Made from smooth black polypropylene the handle is a traditional octagonal shape that is comfortable in multiple grips. The material is durable, nonporous, heat and chemical resistant and easy to clean. The lightweight of the material offers good balance while minimizing fatigue during extended use.

CTS-BD1N: BD1N is a high Carbon, high Chromium, Nitrogen-Enriched stainless steel from Carpenter. It offers a high working hardness while retaining good toughness and edge stability. CTS-BD1N works well as a knife steel with a fine grain, solid corrosion resistance and respectable edge holding ability as well as being capable of handling a thinner (12-15 DPS) cutting geometry.


Overall Length 12.66"
Blade Length 7.80"
Sharpened Length 7.25"
Blade Thickness 0.08"
Blade Material CTS-BD1N
Blade Type Stainless
Handle Thickness 0.83"
Handle Material Polymer
Weight 4.00 oz.
Country of Manufacture Japan