Meticulously handcrafted in Japan with an ultra-sharp blade, the Shun Premier Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
is a go-to for both Western rocking and Asian chopping cuts. Santoku means "three virtues" which often refers to the knife's exceptional performance in three styles of kitchen prep: chopping, slicing and mincing. A new favorite in American kitchens, this 5 1/2" Asian version of a chef's knife has a straight edge for precision slicing and chopping. The hammered tsuchime
finish and taper-ground edge help food release from the blade quickly for ultra-smooth performance. Undoubtedly versatile every time you cook, the Shun santoku
dices, slices and chops thick meats, tough-skinned produce, while the slightly rounded tip enables rocking cuts through delicate herbs.
Shun's proprietary VG-MAX core, clad with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer. The hammered tsuchime
finish creates a series of small hollows in the blade that reduces drag and help food release easily from the blades. The Shun Premier santoku knife is stain- and rust-resistant with razor-sharp beveled edges for superior cutting performance. The walnut PakkaWood handle is made of natural wood infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful Shun knives
take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Elegantly boxed for gift giving or storage.
Shun cutlery proudly takes its name from the Japanese culinary tradition of preparing and eating the very freshest food at the perfect shun
moment, in harmony with nature's seasonal rhythms. The Shun brand, made by Kai Corporation, which is one of Japan's preeminent blade manufacturers, introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun knives have lighter, thinner blades made of harder steel and honed to superior sharpness. The Shun Premier Santoku reflects Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions.Product Features
- Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, the beautiful Shun santoku knife takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete
- Hammered tsuchime finish with hollow-ground pattern reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade
- Shun's proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, clad with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel offers superior edge retention
- Layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance
- Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp
- Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique
- Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge
- Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is natural wood infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability
- Bottom contour of the handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip
- Full composite tang construction adds stability
- Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control
- NSF certified*
- Hand wash and dry thoroughly
- Limited lifetime warranty
*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use.