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Suncraft Black Damascus 165mm bunka kitchen knife

Regular price $289.00

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Whilst we are flat out like a lizard drinking, we are extremely responsive and will have your precious cargo sent with Australia Post or courier for our domestic and international customers. Our target is to have your order packed and ready for shipment within a business day. 


All of our products are available to our international customers except the Suncraft range. Please be aware that there is a possibility of customs duty for your country and it is your responsibility to settle any fees. We will do our very best to advise you if this will apply to your order. 


Returns will be accepted for inspection & exchange with authorisation. If you need to return an item, please contact Customer Service at within 7 days of purchase. Please include your order number and reason for return. We will respond with instructions on how to proceed.

The Bunka is a blend of the Santoku, Gyuto, and Nakiri. The pointed tip provides versatility when precision is required. 

This is the knife with benefits. Not only do you have a razor sharp straight bottom blade, you get a pointed tip!

What can it be utilised for:

The Bunka is perfect for slicing long vegetables and large cuts of protein. Some great examples would be slicing packets open, julienne celery and carrots, cutting steaks of the whole piece.

(200mm Bunka shown in video)


Besides you looking amazing with your Black Damascus knife, the versatility of the blade style allows you to devour just about any prep required in the kitchen. It is also a perfect addition for those who enjoy clean long cuts and up and down chopping.

Why a Japanese knife:

Japanese craftsmen have been making steel based blades for centuries and this artesian skill has built them an undeniable reputation for making some of the best knives available. In addition, the lighter construction compared to a traditional Western-style knife allows for less fatigue when slicing up a metric tonne of onions! 

true Japanese made and crafted knife.  

History and info


VG-10 is a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. The name stands for V Gold 10 ("gold" meaning quality), or sometimes V-Kin-10 (V金10号) (kin means "gold" in Japanese). It is a stainless steel with a high carbon content containing:

  • Moderate/Low Hardness, up to 60-61 HRC

  • Carbon: 0.95 – 1.15 %

  • Chromium: 14.50 – 15.5 %

  • Cobalt: 1.30 – 1.50 %

  • Manganese: 0.50 %

  • Molybdenum: 0.90 – 1.20 %

  • Phosphorus: 0.03 %

  • Vanadium: 0.10-0.3 %

33 layers Damascus stainless steel
So-called Damascus steel is multi-layered of micro thin stainless steel. 25% of components at the center of layers are called a core steel. Damascus steel used for this SENZO series has VG-10 stainless steel as a core steel which is produced only in Japan. The other 75% of components are two different hardness steel layers. The both sides of core steel are compressed with alternately soft steel and hard steel. This makes the blade look like wave patterns by special procedures.

VG-10 stainless steel for core
VG-10 Damascus steel has been acknowledged widely in the world as the best steel for kitchen knife and a lot of chefs appreciate its performance, longer sharpness as well as its beautiful design. VG-10 is relatively harder material, HRC (a scale of hardness of steel) is about HRC60. This makes steel sharpness last longer due to its abrasion resistance.


The HRC is a hardness scale based on the hardness of a material. Typically HRC of 60+ is seen to be a quality hard steel that retains its edge over a prolonged time.


Suncraft is situated in Japan within the Seki region, Gifu prefecture and is renowned for its 800-year-old tradition of high quality knife and blade manufacture. Suncraft has been designing and crafting kitchen knives for over 60 years, which ensures each of the 30 plus steps in making a Suncraft knife is of the utmost quality. 

Suncraft knives in japan

Suncraft Japan factory

The Finer Details
Style: Bunka
Blade Length: 165mm
Weight: 150 gms
Blade Material: VG10 Black Damascus
Handle Material: Pakkawood w/white spacer
HRC: 61
Model: Senzo Black BD-08


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Michael Fordyce
Next Level Knife

By far the best knife I have owned to date, super sharp, nice weight and balance. I look forward to buying from these guys, super fast and friendly service.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to give us a review! Have a great day.

Great Knife

Great knife, incredibly sharp out of the box.
Feels well balanced and incredibly light.
Suncraft did an amazing job of this piece.

Thank you for the great review, and we hope you have many years of great slicing.


As a young family of four we are constantly looking for ways to simplify our lives ( especially in the kitchen) so we can have more special time together. This knife hits the nail on the head when it comes to simplicity,
It’s quality and sharpness is second to none and makes life in the kitchen so much easier!!
Thanks AUSSIEQ!!

We are so happy you are loving your new Bunka!!

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