Hatsukokoro Sunaarashi VG10 Bunka

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Incredible looks and a responsive thin laser grind in this lightweight bunka, perfect for a wide range of daily tasks.

First Impressions

The name sunaarashi translates to "sandstorm" and you can certainly see why this collection has been been given the name with the detailed kurozome damascus pattern swirling across what is a well finished and lightweight laser profile blade.


We can't help but stare at this knife. It's stunning from a distance on a rack or stand but when you really look closely the polished mirror kurozome (etched) damascus finish on the cladding that runs down to the dark VG10 core steel is spectacular. 

There's a lot of depth and detail to it and if you're after a knife with an instant wow factor then you're in for a treat.

In Hand

There's a refined feel to this knife in hand, a lot of care and attention has been paid to the finish and it's smoothly rounded along the full length of the spine and around the heel so it's very comfortable and well finished.

We've paired the blade with a classic octagonal teak wa handle.


Treated to around 59-60HRC, the VG10 core is at the lower end of what we'd typically see from Japanese knives but this offers a little more robustness and is more forgiving meaning you don't need to stress too much about chipping (assuming you're still cutting with care of course!). 

It'll still take an edge quickly and easily and is a solid and common steel choice for many knives for this reason.

Ease of Care

Follow our normal care instructions and this is a knife that will serve you well for many years as it's a stainless core clad in stainless steel so there's not too much to worry about here.

Our Verdict

Obviously the initial draw here is the stunning visual appeal of this knife. It's got looks to turn heads in any kitchen, subtle but with a lot of detail and that dark edge is just superb. 

Look a little further though and it's a well made and finished lightweight laser that's easy to sharpen and care for and so if you're looking for a thinner knife this is one that ticks a lot of boxes.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 184mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 320mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.85mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 47.4mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 117 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 59-60 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: HAT-0003

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.

Protection & care for this knife

Blacksmith Profile


Based in Seki city, Hatsukoroko employ a range of techniques and work with a selection of master blacksmiths working entirely by hand and for some ranges, they make use of modern machinery to combine craft with extreme precision.

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