Your reliable, everyday tool for all uses in the kitchen, the Shun Classic Chef Knife is a knife you can depend on. The blade of the chef's knife is a variable curve, with a straight lower portion and rounded upper section. This design provides a smooth rocking action for long, repetitive chopping, while giving you a sharp, straight edge for downward force. The Shun Classic Chef Knife has a wide flat edge for squashing and crushing, and a very sharp pointed tip for piercing tough skins.
- High-end VG-10 Japanese steel blade
- Distinctive Damascus pattern
- 16° edge blade is extremely sharp for effortless slicing
- D-shaped handle fits comfortably in the hand
- Resin infused Pakkawood handle in a full tang design
- Dishwasher safe, however not recommended
- Made in the traditional knife and sword manufacturing city of Seki, Japan
The Classic line from preeminent Japanese knife maker Shun encapsulates some of the best designs and features in the market. Rarely seen in the consumer market, the resin hardened Pakkawood handle is top class, combining the looks and long lasting qualities of wood with the durability of plastic or steel. In a 'D' shape, Shun Classic knife handles have a flat left side with a rounded palm facing edge, in order to best fit in your hand. Left handed models have a reversed design.
Shun Classic knives are constructed from a unique, high grade Japanese steel alloy, termed VG Gold 10. VG-10 is distinguished for its high purity from foreign materials, preventing corrosion, weak spots and other causes of wear and tear. VG-10 is a highly stable alloy, so that Shun can achieve very narrow points for the blade edge - approximately 16° - without requiring a demanding maintenance regime and frequent sharpening.
For a distinctive look and better slicing performance, Shun Classic blades are formed by a laminating method, folding 33 layers of VG-10 steel in a stratified pattern to create the sought after Damascus appearance. With this laminating method, Shun can tailor the proportions and densities of the component elements (carbon, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium and cobalt) at different points in the blade, recreating the same process used to create traditional samurai swords.