SG2 Bunka Matte 200mm (7.9")
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SG2 Bunka Matte 200mm (7.9") blade length is the larger version of our SG2 Bunka Matte 165mm knife. It's a multi-purpose kitchen knife, handmade by Japanese knifemaker Suncraft in the famous knife city Seki in Gifu prefecture. Suncraft made this Bunka exclusively for us! It will serve well to all those knife lovers who prefer a slightly longer blade - it helps when cutting larger vegetables and steaks, as well as for filleting bigger fish.
The shape of the blade is called Bunka which means culture in Japanese. Bunka 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. The angle of the spine rapidly changes to meet the tip which is referred to as a »K-Tip«. Besides looking badass, this shape allows the user precision and makes getting to the hard-to-get-places a bit easier.
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.
SG2 Bunka Matte is forged by Japanese knifemaker Suncraft in the famous knife city Seki in Gifu prefecture. Forged with a common “sandwich” method called san-mai with the core steel made of SG2 powder steel, one of the best stainless steels. 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.
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.
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!
We also made a custom-fit saya (knife sheath) for our new SG2 Bunka Matte 200mm.
→ Saya is not included in the price, but we really recommend ordering it together with a knife as it will protect the blade and its user from damages and injuries and keep the knife sharp and make it easier to carry around. You can buy it here.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||62-63|
|Overall length:||340mm (13.4")|
|Blade length:||200mm (7.9")
|Spine thickness:||1.8mm (0.07")|
|Weight:||155g (5.5 oz)|
|Handle length:||122mm (4.8")|
|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 comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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