Shibata Koutetsu SG2 Migaki 180mm Bunka No Handle

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Shibata Koutetsu SG2 Migaki 180mm Bunka

Are you a fan of NSYNC? If so, you might be interested to know that Shibata Takayuki is bringing sharp knives back in style. Known as one of the best sharpeners in all of Japan, Shibata's Koutetsu line is renowned for its superior laser grinds.

The Type 2 line stands out from the Type 3 line due to its core steel being SG2, stainless clad, with a k-tip. Shibata's Koutetsus are highly sought after, especially for their added belly height, providing an impressive 52mm of finger knuckle clearance. These knives, regardless of the line or length, are always in high demand, so don't hesitate too long or you might miss out.

A Bunka is already a highly versatile knife, and at 180mm, this Bunka shape becomes even more adaptable, typically featuring some added belly height. Your favourite knife shape just got a little more impressive.

Looking for a highly coveted knife that you can customize with your own handle? You're in luck! Pair this knife with one of our custom handles.


  • Maker: Shibata Takayuki
  • Region: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Steel: SG2
  • HRC: 62
  • Type: Bunka
  • Weight: 80g
  • Blade Length: 180mm
  • Blade Height: 52mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2mm
  • Handle: No Handle (Customizable)

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
New fav

Super sharp out of the box. The finish is excellent-- spine and choil are well rounded, making the blade very comfortable. I paired this with Tokushu's rosewood handle, which is beautiful and suits the blade well. The blade is thin, but still quite rigid. It feels very natural in hand and overall is a joy to use.

Insanely sharp right ootb

One of my go to knives for daily prep work. Couldn not have been happier with this purchase.


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