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Shun Elite Utility Knife, 6"

We traveled to Japan to create a line of knives that would revolutionize kitchen cutlery--Shun Elite is the result. The blade begins with a unique core of SG2 'super steel' powdered metal that's hardened to 64-66 Rockwell (compared to the 56-58 Rockwell ...Read More

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We traveled to Japan to create a line of knives that would revolutionize kitchen cutlery--Shun Elite is the result.

The blade begins with a unique core of SG2 'super steel' powdered metal that's hardened to 64-66 Rockwell (compared to the 56-58 Rockwell of most kitchen knives), resulting in an exceedingly sharp and smooth edge.

It's then clad with two layers of SUS410--a softer stainless steel that provides strength, flexibility and corrosion protection--Elite knives stay sharp several times longer than comparable stainless cutlery.

Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, the center of ancient samurai tradition, the Elite's stunning design is directly inspired by the artful aesthetics of samurai swords, down to the smallest detail. Hand wash. Lifetime warranty.

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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
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