SharpEdge - Suncraft Bunka Black Damascus Knife 165mm (6.5")
Bunka Black Damascus features a 165mm (6.5") long blade, clad in what is called Black Damascus. A 33-layer Damascus cladding means every piece has a unique pattern on the blade, making every knife one-of-a-kind. The extremely thin profile of the blade (spine thickness at 1.8mm) and hard Japanese steel will deliver a smooth and long-lasting sharpness.
Bunka Black Damascus is a multi-purpose knife, suitable for cutting veggies, meat and fish. Primarily designed for use in home kitchens, although it will be wielded by many professional chefs that want to have a shorter, more agile multi-purpose knife at hand.
Bunka Black Damascus is forged by Japanese knifemaker Suncraft in the famous knife city Seki in Gifu prefecture. The heart of the knife is the most popular and widely-used steel Japanese knives are made of VG-10 steel. When selecting which steel to choose for a specific knife, SharpEdge looked at the steel features such as hardness, the ability to hold a sharp, smooth edge for a long time, ease of maintenance, the graininess of steel, how easy it is to sharpen, and finally the price and availability of the steel. In the case of Bunka Black Damascus, VG-10 ticked all of the boxes.
The handle attached to the knife 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.
- Blade shape: Bunka
- Steel type: VG-10
- Hardness (HRC scale): 60-61
- 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
- Blacksmith: Suncraft
Use and 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
Ships in 2-4 business days from order date.