S-Grind Wa Bunka
This s-grind bunka is crafted from 52100 high carbon steel and hardened to 62 Rockwell C. Its wa handle is crafted from African Blackwood and figured European Beech. The blade has been hand rubbed to a satin finish with a darkened patina
Learn more about my unique s-grind geometry here!
52100 High Carbon Steel
340mm (13.5") Overall Length
210mm (8.25") Cutting Edge
68mm (2.7") Tall at Heel
Each knife includes a handmade leather wrap which, like all Nordquist products, is crafted in-house. The case is made from 6oz oil tanned leather sourced from S.B. Foot Tanning Company, the principal supplier of leather for Red Wing Shoes. An auburn leather lace is woven into the supple leather, securing the knife inside. This simple case is as functional as it is elegant, offering safe storage for your new knife—or perhaps your old one!
Caring for your new knife
Sharpening an s-grind knife
Like the entire Nordquist Designs line, this bunka is of truly heirloom quality. Handcrafted in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley from locally-sourced materials, these kitchen tools are made to last generations.
Follow Nordquist Designs on Instagram at @NordquistDesigns, for a glimpse into the production process, from inside Jesse Thompson’s studio in Kelowna, BC.