With exceptionally hard VG10 steel at its core, the Shun Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku with Reverse Grip is crafted employing traditional Japanese knife-making procedures. Exhibiting a traditional Japanese Chef’s knife style and shape, the Santoku excels at chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing fish, meats and vegetables and with its width, is also handy for scooping up chopped food for transferring to plate, pots, and pans. This fine knife features hollow-ground indentations along the blade which allow it to glide more easily during use, preventing foods from sticking to the blade while slicing. The Santoku name translates as “Three Virtues” and refers to the blade’s three strengths: cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish.
With a strong core supported on each side by sixteen layers of Damascus cladding, the blade of the Shun Classic 7” Hollow Ground Santoku with Reverse Grip is formed using the Japanese Kasumi technique of making blades. The results of this method allow the blade to glide and slice more readily through foods and also create eye-catching, rippled effects along the blade known as suminigashi or “ink patterns.” The blade offers a full tang and a razor-sharp edge, delivering exceptional edge retention and sublime performance, in addition to ultimate strength and balance.
Comprised of resin-treated hardwood, the ebony PakkaWood handle is formed into an ingenious D-shape that feels natural and secure within your palm. The D-shaped handle is reversed on this knife to better meet the needs of left-handed use. Sanded and buffed to a smooth, glossy surface, the handle displays a refined, modern appearance that offers superior durability and moisture resistance. For best edge retention, hand wash the Shun Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku with Reverse Grip.
The KAI corporation has manufactured high-quality blades in Seki City, Japan for three generations. Shun covers the Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku with Reverse Grip with a limited lifetime warranty and complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.