The Skinny:

  • Ebony PakkaWood handles
  • Full-tang, Layered Damascus blade
  • Large assortment of knife types

Things We Love:

Shun's Classic collection offers a tasteful, contemporary line of razor sharp kitchen knives that you are sure to use for years to come. We love the look of the Damascus clad blades which are not only stylish, but also stain and corrosion resistant. The D-shaped PakkaWood handles fit smoothly into our hands, and the ebony color complements the polished blades nicely. We love Shun's use of their unique VG-MAX steel in the core of these knives, which allow them to have a long-lasting, razor sharp blade. The double-beveled edge on these knives is hand ground to a 16 degree angle on each side for precision cutting without worry. All the knives in the Classic collection feature a full-tang handle and are perfectly balanced for effortless use. This collection contains a wide assortment of traditional and modern blade designs so you can always find the right knife for your task.

Things To Consider:

The D-shaped handles are designed to fit perfectly into your right hand. Many people can still use these knives with their left hand without a problem, and certain knives in the collection can be ordered in a left-handed grip. If this is a concern for you we recommend that you check out Shun's Premier and Reserve lines, which feature ambidextrous handles.