Hado Sumi Bunka with Burnt Oak Handle

Regular price £255.00

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Fantastic quality fit and finish and looks to turn heads, this bunka is a versatile all rounder paired with a striking burnt oak handle.

First Impressions

We're in love. There's a simplicity to the Sumi range with the classic kurouchi finish and simple single piece handle which is paired with an excellent edge and finish.


If the kurouchi blacksmith finish is something that takes your fancy, this is going to be a knife you're going to enjoy looking at and we love the simplicity of the single piece wa handles. 

In Hand

You'll notice that the Sumi much like all Hado's knives shows off real attention to detail in the fit and finish, small touches like the subtle rounding of the spine and heel make it a very comfortable knife to hold and use.


A White #2 core and robust soft iron cladding and the protective kurouchi finish are a widely used and durable combination offering ease of sharpening and edge retention and develops a lovely patina with use.

Ease of Care

This is a reactive knife, you can expect a lovely patina along the core steel edge and the one the soft iron cladding.

Follow our normal and carbon steel care tips to keep your knife in tip top condition for many years. 

Our Verdict

These are fabulous knives, forged by Yoshikazu Tanaka and sharpened by Tadataka Maruyama, the attention to detail is top notch all the way from the finish of the blade, the simple but stylish handle and Hado's stunning presentation boxes.

The Sumi is a collection that's excellent value for money if you're looking for a carbon steel knife to start or add to your collection.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 171mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 324mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.13mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 51.4mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 175 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Steel Type - Core: White #2
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Oak and Burnt Oak

Product SKU: 12352

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Compatable saya or guard

Due to the height of this knife, we recommend using a santoku sized blade guard to protect it if you're not showing it off on a magnetic rack or block

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Blacksmith Profile

Yoshikazu Tanaka

One of the leading blacksmiths in the Sakai region, Tanaka san forges the Sumi blades which are then sharpened by Tadataka Maruyama.

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