Suncraft SG2 Bunka 200mm

Regular price £210.00

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An absolutely beautiful bunka knife with an understated matte finish tapering to expose a thin line of SG2 core steel where every knife is unique. 

The SG2 core steel is clad in SG2 powder steel and provides a great level of hardness and edge sharpness and retention and when combined with a well fitted and finished two tone pakka wood handle we think this is a lovely looking knife. 

The bunka is a great shape and offers versatility across a wide range of meat, fish and vegetable prep jobs and is a perfect all rounder.

First Impressions

The SG2 glides through food, much of our testing has been vegetable prep and with the narrow profile and grind combined with the hard SG2 steel consistent cutting and edge retention have been very good and it's a range you should absolutely consider adding to your collection. 


The real highlight of the SG2 knives is is the individual wave pattern created by exposing the SG2 steel core at the cutting edge and then leaving an unpolished matte finish on the SG2 cladding. 

Each blade has a unique finish and pattern and it contrasts well with the dark octagonal handle. 

In Hand

A traditional octagonal wa handle combines with a lightweight and well balanced thin blade profile make this very comfortable to use for a wide range of jobs.


The SG2 core steel is finished to an impressive 62-63HRC and will retain its edge and performance for a long time between sharpening. 

Ease of Care

Very easy to care for, SG2 is stainless, durable and retains an edge well so follow our normal care guide and perhaps consider storing your knife on one of our magnetic racks when not in use.

Our Verdict

Suncraft have created a really impressive collection of knives in the SG2 range that combine a great looking, durable and easy to care for blade and a stylish handle at a price point that represents excellent overall value.

They're a collection we'd certainly recommend if you're looking for a high performing knife with understated but classy looks.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 201mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 342mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.6mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 45mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 145 grams
  • 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
  • Core Steel: SG2
  • 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: SG2
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Pakka wood
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 8005

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.

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Based in Seki City - home of Japanese sword and knife making for more than 800 years, Suncraft have specialised in knives and kitchen tools for generations.

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