CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Enso HD 7" Bunka Knife

  • Great for camping and survival
  • Sharp out of the box
  • Feels great in hand
  • Packaging is simple but satisfying to open
  • Design is killer
  • Great for slicing vegetables
  • Beautiful design
  • Sharp and easy to use
  • Comfortable handle
  • Lightweight

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Weight

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Topic of the Week - Week of February 22, 2021 - Packing your fears
Through many others, I finally have been using the CRKT minimalist and actually just ordered a SpyderCo LadyBug (supposed to be about 15 g). I don’t think I’ll ever be someone who ditches a knife completely or goes the razor blade route, but I’ve definitely shaved a lot of weight over the years.
Enso HD 7" Bunka Knife
Looks nice but just pretty good
The length is great. Steal is good as VG10 usually is. The problem is the weight. It's a little too light and it's not well balanced. I have a similar knife be Tojiro and when compared the balance a weight issues are evident.
4/5
Hankthesaltydog
3 years ago
cutleryandmore.com
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Blade

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Enso HD 7" Bunka Knife
What Is A Bunka Knife? [The Best] - WhoSpilled
It is a fact that a high-quality knife will last a lifetime and can easily be passed down from one generation to the next. The same is true for bunka. It doesn’t cost a fortune yet, it’s not cheaper as well
PositivePositive
5 months ago
whospilled.com
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Handle

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Outer layer of handle wears thin.
The outer layer of the handle is so thin that it is worn through in multiple spots straight from the seller. It gives the handle of the knife a very shop-worn appearance right out of the box. It makes it look like someone has used the handle portion of the knife for a long time.
2/5
Amazon Customer
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Enso HD 7" Bunka Knife
5 Best Bunka Knife in 2022 [Ultimate Reviews & Buying Guides] - Kitchen Finer
d blade are good options for multiple areas. According to my experience, this knife is provided you with all areas of cutting experiences like vegetables, meat, bone, and others.
PositivePositive
5 months ago
kitchenfiner.com
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Price/value Ratio

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Enso HD 7" Bunka Knife
Beauty knife, light, sharp, handle is top rate
Been researching a hammered Damascus slicing knife for weeks. I looked at Dalstrong, Shun, Yoshihiro and Korin to name a few of the more well known brands. This Enso Bunka slicer (left hand side of the photo) is elegant looking, lighter than I expected, razor sharp, has a great handle and cuts every...
5/5
Rolidnot
8 months ago
amazon.com
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Material

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Good stuff, but room to improve
The design is killer. Potential to be one of the safest camping and survivalist knives one could get for its size. Two downsides I see: -Bead-blast finish is nice, but prevents the spline from being effectively used as a striker for ferrous rods. A quick run over the back with a sanding bit on my dr...
5/5
Rumble righteously
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Enso HD 7" Bunka Knife
What Is A Bunka Knife? [The Best] - WhoSpilled
It is a fact that a high-quality knife will last a lifetime and can easily be passed down from one generation to the next. The same is true for bunka. It doesn’t cost a fortune yet, it’s not cheaper as well
PositivePositive
5 months ago
whospilled.com
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Durability

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Great little knife. Would make a great gift.
Great little knife. Comes razor sharp. Sheath is secure but if I comes loose I will just heat the plastic and push together to make it tighter again. Highly recommended, especially for under $30. Also very small so keep that in mind.
5/5
Jovana Muñoz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Enso HD 7" Bunka Knife
5 Best Bunka Knife in 2022 [Ultimate Reviews & Buying Guides] - Kitchen Finer
d blade are good options for multiple areas. According to my experience, this knife is provided you with all areas of cutting experiences like vegetables, meat, bone, and others.
PositivePositive
5 months ago
kitchenfiner.com
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