The Shun Reserve 7" Hollow-Ground Santoku starts with an impressively hard micro-carbide steel core and is crafted using the Japanese Kasumi method of knife-making into a Western style knife. The Santoku is a traditional Japanese Chef’s knife that excels at chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing fish, meats and vegetables. The wide blade is also helpful in scooping up chopped food for transfer to plate, pots, and pans. This fine blade features hollow-ground indentations along its side which prevent the foods from sticking to the blade during use. The word Santoku translates as “Three Virtues,” and refers to the blade’s three inherent strengths: cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish.
The Shun Reserve 7" Hollow-Ground Santoku’s strong, very fine-grained core of SG2 steel is supported by sixteen shiny layers of nickel silver stainless on each side. Holding a very fine edge and delivering unrivaled edge retention, the resulting blade is sharpened to a 16˚ flat ground cutting angle on each side. Featuring a full-tang and heftier blade for perfect Western-style balance, the Shun Reserve 7" Hollow-Ground Santoku offers a beautifully graceful visage that delivers both precision and power.
The handles of Shun Reserve knives are assembled utilizing lovely crimson-and-charcoal PakkaWood, Shun’s resin-treated hardwood. PakkaWood is a combination of the natural beauty of wood and the durability of plastic, and offers excellent moisture resistance and enduring strength. The contoured handle is fastened with triple rivets for security, and nestles comfortably within the grip of your hand, whether used left- or right-handed. For ideal edge retention, the Shun Reserve 7" Hollow-Ground Santoku is best if hand-washed.
The prestigious KAI corporation has crafted superior cutlery for three generations in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Reserve 7" Hollow-Ground Santoku carries a limited lifetime warranty as well as complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.