Spyderco Minarai Bunka Bocho

Spyderco Minarai Bunka Bocho

Designed by world-renowned knifemaker Murray Carter, official heir to a 420-year-old Japanese bladesmithing lineage, Spyderco’s Murray Carter Collection faithfully translates Carter’s coveted handcrafted designs into affordable factory-made kitchen cutlery.

The newest additions to this proud family of knives are his Minarai Series, meaning “to look and learn,” minarai is a quintessentially Japanese way of describing the role of an apprentice.

In that spirit, the Minarai Series expresses five of Carter’s highly refined designs in an economical format featuring solid CTS® BD1N stainless steel blades and injection-moulded polypropylene handles.

An all-purpose knife suitable for preparing meat, vegetables, and fish, the Bunka Bocho literally means “cultural knife,” because of its role in making traditional Japanese cuisine in the home. Closely related to the Santoku (“three virtues”) knife, the Bunka Bocho has a more acute and utilitarian point.


Overall Length - 12.69" (322mm)

Blade Length - 7.83" (199mm)

Steel - CTS BD1N

Closed Length - N/A

Edge Length - 7.24" (184mm)

Weight - 4.0oz (113g)

Blade Thickness - 0.075" (1.9mm)

Handle - Polypropylene

Clip Position - N/A

Tip Carry Position - N/A

Lock Type - N/A

Grind - Full-Flat

Sheath - N/A

Origin - Japan

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