The chef’s knife is the kitchen workhorse: chop, dice and mince meat and vegetables with this smaller, easy-to-handle knife. Beautiful samurai-inspired cutlery was developed in partnership with Sur La Table. Made in Japan. 6"
Shun Elite is a stunning combination of traditional Japanese styling and cutting edge technology. While every aspect of Shun Elite displays the exquisite attention to detail reminiscent of ancient samurai swords, the advanced SG2 powdered steel cutting core offers unparalleled performance, with the sharpest edges possible. SG2 is also known for its incredible edge retention. Shot-blasted stainless steel cladding provides strength, flexibility, and corrosion resistance, as well as reducing drag when cutting. Where the steels meet, a wavy hamon is formed, suggestive of the clay baking techniques on ancient swords. The ambidextrous PakkaWood handles, graced with an inlaid samurai faimy crest, are lightweight and nimble in the hand, making food prep enjoyable again.
- SG2 powdered steel cutting core
- Clad with matte finish SUS410 stainless
- 16-degree convex ground blades
- Lighweight oblong PakkaWood handles
- Traditional Japanese styling.
- Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan.
- 64-66 Rockwell
KAI Corporation is a 99-year-old family-owned company located in Seki City, Japan. It is completely privately held, and is run by Mr. Koji Endo. He is the third generation to run the company. KAI is the major manufacturer and distributor of disposable razors, surgical tools, personal care products and housewares in Japan.
The Shun Housewares Division was started in December of 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.