Wanting to create a line of knives that would revolutionize kitchen cutlery, we drew inspiration from the past: the samurai tradition of ancient Japan. So it is that the same legendary strength and sharpness of the samurai swords are now embodied in Shun Elite.
The blade begins with a unique SG2 super steel powdered metal thats hardened to 64-66 Rockwell (compared to the 56-58 Rockwell of most kitchen knives), resulting in an exceedingly sharp and smooth edge. Its then clad with two layers of SUS410a softer, stainless steel that provides strength, flexibility and corrosion protection. Hand wash. Lifetime warranty.
Eighteen-piece knife block set includes: 3½" paring, 4½" wide cook&;#146;s, 6½" santoku, 8" chef’s, 10" chef’s/ 9" bread, 9½" yanagiba-style slicer, 6" boning, 6" utility, six steak knives, shears, sharpening steel and bamboo block. Made in Japan.
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