Displaying bold, dramatic curves optimized for power, performance, and ease, the Shun Ken Onion 7” Cleaver delivers the ultimate experience in food preparation. This beautiful and unusually shaped cleaver offers extraordinary sharpness and the perfect weight to best chop through meat and bone. Wielded this lovely cleaver to split poultry and disjoint meat, as well as to make short work of winter squash and other tough vegetables. Use the flat of the blade to crush garlic or to scoop foods for transport from cutting board to plates, pots or pans. With a satisfying heft, ergonomic handle, and ideal balance, this fine blade is a must-have for any carnivore’s kitchen.
With a strong core of VG10 steel, the Shun Ken Onion 7” Cleaver boasts an impressive thirty-two layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel, with sixteen layers of Damascus cladding supporting each side of its core. The Kasumi technique of knife-making produces a blade that cleanly glides through foods, and also leaves a striking visual effect across the blade known as suminigashi in Japanese, which translates into “ink pattern.” This razor-sharp blade exhibits significant edge retention, while its full tang provides splendid balance and strength.
The Shun Ken Onion line incorporates multiple innovative designs that reduce strain while working, at the same time allowing for complete control. The angled bolster extends over the back of the spine, with the curve of the handle matching the arc of your palm. Presenting impressive ergonomics within stunning beauty, these enhancements encourage a professional pinch grip during use for both the left- and right-handed.
Sanded and buffed to a smooth, shiny surface for dependable durability and moisture resistance, the ebony handle is crafted from Shun’s resin-treated hardwood known as PakkaWood. The Shun Ken Onion 7” Cleaver will retain its edge better if hand-washed.
For three generations, the KAI corporation has been creating fine cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Ken Onion 7” Cleaver carries a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.