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SG2 Bunka Matte 200mm (7.9")

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SG2 Bunka Matte 200mm (7.9") blade length will serve well to all those knife lovers who prefer a slightly longer blade that makes for a highly versatile knife suitable for cutting vegetables, meat, and fish. The blade is wide and flat at the handle, has a softly curved belly of the blade, suitable for both long and short cuts, and a pointy reverse tanto tip for precise cuts and carvings. 

This bunka 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. 

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: 340mm (13.4")

Blade length: 200mm (7.9")

Blade height: 46mm (1.8")

Spine thickness: 1.8mm (0.07")

Weight: 155g (5.5 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.

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!

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 Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts

Forged by Japanese knifemaker Suncraft in the famous knife city Seki in Gifu prefecture, which has more than 800 years of tradition in blade making and is the center of blacksmithing in the region.

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