There’s something about an artisan touch that makes any object more special. That’s certainly the case with the Shun Premier Knife Collection, which is handcrafted by expert artisans in Seki City. Seki City has been Japan’s samurai sword-making capital for centuries, so it’s no surprise that the finest blades in the world originate there. The Premier collection features the quality craftsmanship Shun is known for combined with rustic yet elegant features. Learn more about how these knives can improve your home cooking experience every time you use them.
Damascus Stainless Steel
The process to make each Shun Premier blade starts with a core of VG-MAX super steel. Resting on either side of the blade are 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel, providing a strong, durable base for every chop, slice, dice and cut. It’s the next step that really sets these Shun knives apart. Artisans hammer each one by hand using a technique known as tsuchime, leaving behind a beautifully textured finish that reduces drag as the blade glides through ingredients. The one-of-a-kind pattern also helps to release food so it doesn’t stick to your blade. Finally, the knife is sharpened so that the thin blade comes to a razor edge for added precision.