Hand Forged
Remade in England
Using Upcycled Materials


The steel used for this kitchen knife is some 60-100 years old, originally being made in Sheffield, world renownd for exceptional quality steel.


It's life has already been lived - it's a discarded vintage engineers file. Used to slowly cut and machine all sorts of metal into shape.


By fire I can forge this material into something entire new that can be lovingly used to prepare food every day.

Bunka Kitchen Knife Details

The Bunka is an excellent general purpose knife for the kitchen. A thin blade ideal for slicing through fruit and veg, with a finer, pointed tip sometimes used for filleting fish and more intricate cuts. The very gradual curve of the edge profile makes it most suitable for push/pull cutting as well as a small amount of rocking for finer herbs.

  • Both laminated fire welded construction. Choose antique Sheffield steel with a mild steel cladding OR antique wrought iron cladding with a 52100 core.
  • Handle made from a variety of locally sourced hardwoods
  • Copper alloy forged bolster and pin
  • Blades typically 5.5-7.5" in length - you choose.
  • Blade height: typically 35-45mm
  • 200-275 grams total
  • Handles typically 5-6" in length

Note that this knife is made of high carbon steel which unlike ordinary stainless steel knives, will react to it's environment . See my care tips in my FAQ.

Your knife will vary slightly from these photos, due to the nature of using natural & reclaimed materials, but it's function and design will be the same. Your desired size will be requested after checkout.


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Bunka Kitchen Knife


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Hi, I’m Richard!

  • I am passionate about sourcing food locally, which partly inspires my hand forged, upcycled kitchen knives
  • I've always loved to cook. I'm someone who gets excited by bizarre things like purple sprouting broccoli and freshly baked bread, but I have never been a chef
  • I love to travel, mostly for food
  • My workshop is based in the heart of Shropshire, England

Bunka Kitchen Knife, Hand Forged and Remade in England

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