Bunmei knives are the favourite of many Japanese cooks. They are made in the traditional Japanese style, and have a typical Japanese look and feel. Made with a slip-resistant bamboo handle and traditional one-sided blade grinding for a razor-sharp edge to enhance food freshness. Ideal for soft vegetables, these Bunmei knives are perfect for any cutting thin slices for decoration. Made by Yoshikin, the manufacturer of Global knives, these Bunmei knives use the very latest production methods and high tech molybdenum / vanadium stainless steel in their construction.
The idea behind the shape of the blade is that it encourages a straight up down chopping motion where the full blade length will come in contact with the chopping board and so go straight through the whole vegetable. There is no need to push and pull the knife horizontally through the chopping motion. European cooking tends to use a lot more chopped vegetables than in Japan.