Shibata Koutetsu SG2 Migaki 135smm Ko-Bunka No Handle

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Introducing the Shibata Koutetsu 135mm Ko-Bunka Kitchen Knife, a masterpiece crafted by legendary blade smith and sharpener, Takayuki Shibata. Shibata-san's unique design philosophy is the driving force behind this exceptional knife, which is made using R-2 powdered stainless steel alloy for the jigane (inner layer), coated with a hagane (outer layer) of softer stainless steel, and then finished with a hand-executed rough finish that aids in food release.

Inspired by a combination of a gyuto and a nakiri, this knife boasts a slight curve that strikes the perfect balance between reducing friction and ensuring optimal food contact. The sharp point makes it ideal for scoring vegetables, squid, or chicken. With a HRC rating of 62-63, this knife is easier to sharpen, keeps its edge longer, and resists damage better.

Crafted to the highest standards, the Shibata Koutetsu 135mm Ko-Bunka Kitchen Knife is a perfect example of the fine grind and superb fit and finish exemplified by the Kotetsu line. Its compact size and laser-like blade make it an incredibly nimble and quick cutter. The generous blade height provides extra finger clearance, while the mirror-polished spine maximizes friction between your fingers and the blade for better control, comfort, and safety.

Designed to meet the needs of discerning chefs, this knife is a work of art that follows from and proceeds out of its devotion to its art of cooking. It embodies the philosophy of "Art over beauty" that drives both the customer's art of cooking and the knife-making art. Experience the difference for yourself with the Shibata Koutetsu 135mm Ko-Bunka Kitchen Knife.


  • Brand: Koutetsu by Shibata Takayuki 
  • Steel type: SG2 / R2
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Weight: 58g
  • Blade Length: 135mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 41.5 mm
  • Handle: No Handle
  • Not recommended for use with bones or frozen foods.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Alex Marcu
Shibata Ko-Bunka - finest edge in the kitchen

Purchasing this fine blade through Tokushu Knife has been a very positive experience, prompt and skillful handle installation, and overall service. I have already put in a second order, thank you guys, keep up the great work, definitely recommended!

Finger room is a good thing!

This essentially functions like a tall petty. Most petty knives don't leave much room for fingers under the handle but this knife, being a bit higher, saves your knuckles. It's also ridiculously sharp. So sharp that when I go to slice garlic, the garlic starts shaking.


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