Product Info Guide
- Hammered tsuchime finish reduces drag for a cleaner slice
- Damascus is superior steel for tough, shatter-resistant cutlery
- The walnut Pakkawood is contoured for a comfortable grip
- Full tang construction adds lasting strength and balance
- Ideal for slicing and chopping meat, fish and vegetables
This Shun Premier Santoku knife combines the look of hand-forged ancient Japanese knives with the superb performance of lightweight Damascus steel and the comfort of contoured walnut Pakkawood handles. Damascus steel blades are known for being tough and resistant to shattering, as well as their capability of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. The Pakkawood handle is constructed of carefully selected foreign and domestic hardwood veneers which undergo a process that creates multiple fused layers of treated hardwoods, making a weather, bacteria and moisture resistant handle that is dimensionally stable. The 32 layers of Damascus steel and VG10 super steel cutting core create an incredibly strong, stain-resistant blade with a 16 degree cutting angle for unmatched edge retention. The hammered finish performs like a hollow-ground cavity to reduce drag and also helps release food easily. The steel meets and forms an undulating line near the edge of the blade, similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional claybaking technique. The 5 1/2-inch blade is slightly curved to allow a rocking motion with each cut, and much like a chefs knife, it can handle a variety of cooking tasks, including chopping, mincing and dicing. The full-tang construction and an embossed end cap adds strength and balance, and the handle is designed to fit perfectly into the curve of your grip for a comfortable hold. The blade features the Shun logo emblazoned onto the side, and should be hand washed to preserve the quality.
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All Shun Cutlery and Kai products from Kai USA Ltd. carry a limited lifetime warranty from date of purchase by original owner, except when stated otherwise. Products are guaranteed to be free from defects in original material and construction and to perform as advertised when properly used and maintained. Under this warranty, Kai USA Ltd. will repair or replace any product found to be defective in its original material or construction.
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- Ambidextrous, Walnut PakkaWood handles
- Damascus clad blades
- Traditional Japanese blade design
- Hammered finish on blades
Things We Love:
Exquisite design and outstanding craftsmanship come together in the Premier collection of knives from Shun. We love the long lasting, razor edge on these knives, thanks to Shun's use of their unique VG-MAX steel in the core of the blade. The Damascus cladding on the blade is hammered to add style and to help food release from the blade when cutting. We also love that 16 degree, double beveled edge of these knives has an undulating line where the core and cladding meet that is similar to the look of ancient samurai swords. As with all of Shun's knives, these are well balanced and have a full-tang handle for precision cutting. Not only do the ambidextrous Walnut PakkaWood handles feel good in your grip, but they look great displayed on a counter. This collection offers a moderate selection of knives to suit your basic cutting needs like slicing and carving.
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