Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")
Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")

Suncraft

Custom SG2 Burja - Prosciutto Knife 300mm (11.8")

295,00€

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Burja [pronounced as 'booryah'] is a prosciutto slicer knife. Burja is a knife of our own creation - we love good knives, we love good prosciutto, and good prosciutto should be sliced by hand using the sharpest knife around. Burja is the first Japanese-made prosciutto knife. Designed by SharpEdge, forged by Japanese smithy Suncraft, based in the famous blacksmith town of Seki, made of Japanese steel and optimized for cutting prosciutto. No one has ever paid so much attention to making a knife that will meet all the needs of cutting prosciutto. It is especially difficult to make a universal knife since there are a lot of different types of prosciutto, as well as there are many cutting techniques to slice it.

But no worries - Burja is not just a knife for cutting prosciutto. Because of its harder, but still flexible blade, it can be used for cutting other dry meats as well. And due to its thin and long blade profile, it will perform well as a slicer for larger pieces of meat and fish.

The shape of Burja is unique, although at first sight resembles other prosciutto knives. It has an extremely thin spine of the blade at 1.8mm. Zero grind edge helps the knife to glide smoothly when making longer cuts. The blade is 300mm (11.8") long and finishes with a thin, pointy tip, revealing its origins and traditions of blacksmiths that were once forging katanas. The profile of the blade is not completely straight. The slight curvature of the sharp edge reduces the point of contact, which greatly eases the cutting.

This Burja is made of SG2/R2 powder steel 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.

This knife features a matte, unpolished finish with a very pronounced line at the bottom of the blade that 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 Burja is universal and easy to maintain.

We paired this blade with our custom maple burl handles in four different colors:

TOKYO NIGHT: Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a dark color named Tokyo Night. The color of these handles varies from light to dark grey, with soft or deep hues of red and swirls of cream. If you like a particular hue, please contact us before placing an order.   
OKINAWA REEF:
Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a soothing, emerald green color named Okinawa Reef. It feels like immersing your hand in shimmering coastal waters during summer.
→ KYOTO SUNSET: Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in an orange color named Kyoto Sunset. It feels like holding something smooth and warm in your hand – a glow in the sky at sunset or a burst of bright autumn color.
→ TOTTORI SAND: Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a sandy brown color named Tottori Sand. Inspired by the infinitely swirly Tottori sand dunes found in the western part of Japan.

We chose a universal, octagonal shape that comfortably fits the hands of both right- and left-hand users. It offers a firm grip for easy and comfortable use.

Handles are made of natural maple wood, which undergoes a special procedure of stabilization with resin. This ensures a long service life of the handle. During this process of stabilization, a color pigment is added which penetrates the wood in different ways, creating unique patterns. This makes every handle one-of-a-kind.

Color and patterns of handles may vary from what is seen in the pictures. If you like a particular color hue, please contact us before placing an order.


Burja will be delivered in a beautiful wooden storage box, as seen in the product photos. You can also add a Burja leather saya to your order, a knife sheath that we specifically designed for Burja. Saya will protect Burja and yourself whenever you are not using the knife.

Read more about Burja and its conception here.

Specifications:

Blade shape: Slicer
Steel type: SG2
Hardness (HRC scale): 62-63
Overall length: 430mm (16.9")
Blade length:
300mm (11.8")
Blade height:
24mm (0.9")
Spine thickness: 1.8mm (0.07")
Weight: 130g (4.5 oz)
Handle length: 121mm (4.7")
Handle type / wood:
Japanese / Custom Maple Burl
Blacksmith: Suncraft


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 comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

Still doubting which type of Japanese knife should best fit your needs? We created a quick, 5-steps quiz to help you find the perfect knife based on your cooking skills and the type of food you prepare.

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