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SG2 Bunka Matte 165mm (6.5")

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This bunka is made of SG2/R2 powder steel. Powder steels are currently the hardest steels available for knife making, which means the knife will keep a smooth and sharp edge for an extremely long time. The knife features a matte, unpolished finish with a very pronounced line at the bottom of the blade. This line indicates the border between the two softer, outer layers of steel, and the strong SG2 core steel, seen exposed at the very edge of the blade. We love the geometry and the slim profile, so we recommend it to all cooks, regardless if you are a professional chef or a passionate home cook. With its 165mm (6.5") blade length, SG2 Bunka Matte makes for a highly versatile knife suitable for cutting vegetables, meat and fish. 

The knife was hardened to around 62-63 HRC, which means it will stay sharp for a very, very long time. The composition and microstructure of the steel provide extremely fine and smooth sharpness.

The handle attached to the SG2 Bunka Matte followed the same logic as the blade - universal and easy to maintain. A beautiful, dark brown, octagonal-shaped pakka wood handle sits well in your hands regardless if you are left- or right-handed. Pakka wood is a mixture of laminated wood and epoxy resin which is highly durable and will not get stained easily.


SG2/R2 powder steel (62-63 HRC): Carbon 1.25 -1.45 %, Chromium 14.00-16.00 %, Molybdenum 2.3-3.00 %, Vanadium 1.80-2.20 %


Blade shape: Bunka

Steel type: SG2/R2

Hardness (HRC scale): 62-63

Overall length: 300mm (11.8")

Blade length: 165mm (6.5")

Blade height: 45mm (1.8")

Spine thickness: 1.8mm (0.07")

Weight: 150g (5.3 oz)

Handle length: 125mm (4.9")

Handle type / wood: Japanese / Pakka wood 

Use & Care

→ Handwash in warm water and towel dry.
→ Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife.
→ Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones.
→ Do not put the knife in a dishwasher.
→ Read our guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

SG2 Bunka Matte is our third multi-purpose Japanese kitchen knife. It embodies all of our knowledge and years of experience presenting Japanese kitchen knives to knife lovers around the world.

The slim blade profile (1.8mm) and hard powder Japanese steel provide a winning combination of smooth and long-lasting sharpness, precise cutting and comfortable and fast work.

The core of this knife is made of SG2 powder steel, which ranks among the very best of Japanese steels used for kitchen blades. Due to the composition and microstructure of the steel and its hardness of 62-63 HRC, it retains sharpness for a long period of time. This steel is easy to maintain and its high chromium content makes it rust-resistant. SG2, also known as Super Gold steel, is a powder steel manufactured in Takefu steel plant. It has a high content of carbon and chromium and is stainless. 

Handmade in Japan

Our knives are forged by the Japanese knifemaker Suncraft, a family company spanning four generations and specializing in the production of kitchen tools. The smithy was founded in 1948 and is located in a thriving manufacturing area of Seki in Gifu prefecture, where steelwork dates back to the times of the Samurai warriors.

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