Shun Classic Asian Chef’s Knife & Bonus Board
A versatile, maneuverable kitchen workhorse, this chef’s knife is an outstanding example of form fulfilling function. Both sides of the exquisitely forged VG-10 “super steel” blade are clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus-steel surface that reduces sticking and results in less damage to the food being cut.
The ebony pakkawood handles, a fused blend of hardwood veneers and phenolic resin, are D–shaped for maximum comfort. Hand wash. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan.
- Clad Construction
The wavy pattern on our blades is called a Damascus look; what gives it that pattern are 16 layers of SUS410 High Carbon Stainless Steel pounded to 3/1000th of an inch and then "clad" on each side of the VG10 core. This combination of materials gives the blade strength, stain resistance, and incredible cutting performance.
- The Cutting Edge
Shun's cutting edge is ground to an angle of 16 degrees making them extremely sharp; compare this to the best German knives which are only ground to only 22 degrees. The exotic Japanese steels used in the cutting core of our knives allow them to hold these razor sharp edges without the need for excessive re-sharpening.
- VG10 "Super Steel"
VG10 is a new type of stainless steel that has a higher density. This allows the steel to be tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 61, and still have the flexibility and strength to take and keep a perfect edge. VG10's natural tendency is to remain straight and true, so when it is used, the edge of the blade naturally straightens out and stays sharper longer.
- Kasumi Method
This is the traditional Japanese style of knife making where you take an extremely hard carbon steel used for the edge, then clad on each side a protective layer of stainless steel like our Shun Classic line. This is actually the process of how samurai swords are made.
- This is a perfect all around knife, great for any kitchen.
- Just the right amount of curve in the belly of this knife to make is a multi purpose cooks knife.
- Great for slicing, dicing, or chopping.
- The 7" blade is just a bit shorter than a traditional 8" chefs knife but provides all of the functions you need in a user friendly package.
- This is a full feature knife in a user friendly size at a great price.
- Made in Japan
The Shun Housewares Division was started in December 2002. At that time, there were no established sales and only 13 items in the Shun Line. Today, the housewares team has built the division to its high position of prominence in the gourmet cutlery category.
KAI is also the owner of the famous US-made Kershaw pocket knives.
- Spend $500 on Shun cutlery and receive a $50 Sur La Table gift card by mail.