Shun® Classic Santoku, 5½"
- Constructed using the kasumi method, the traditional Japanese process for creating samurai swords
- Features a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel
- Steel is tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 60–61
- Cutting edge is ground to 16° angle on each side for one of the sharpest knives you’ll ever use
- Takes and keeps an ultra-sharp edge without the need for excessive re-sharpening
- Oval indentations reduce friction for clean, uniform cuts with minimal sticking
- D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle is moisture resistant
- Meets the high safety standards for professional kitchens (NSF-certified)
- Handmade in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords
- Manufacturer: KAI Corporation
- Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood
- Care: Hand wash only
- Dimensions: 5½" blade
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Handcrafted in Japan
It is my oldest Shun and the blade does have some tiny, tiny chips in it. When I send it in for free sharpening, they will be removed and I'll be totally blown away again.
Even with the pitting on the blade etch, this thing glides through veggies or whatever. I do hone it every other week or so. You are going to want to get a honer to keep you good knife well maintained.
I would buy this again and I recommend this to everyone starting their good knife collection
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