With extraordinarily hard VG10 steel at its core, the Shun Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku is crafted using traditional Japanese knife-making methods. Offering a traditional Japanese Chef’s knife style and shape, the Santoku excels at chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing fish, meats and vegetables and is also handy for scooping up chopped food for transferring to plate, pots, and pans. This fine blade features hollow-ground indentations on the blade which allows it to glide more easily through food and prevents the food from sticking to the blade during use. The Santoku name means “Three Virtues,” and refers to the blade’s three strengths: cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish.
With its strong core supported on each side by sixteen layers of Damascus cladding, the blade of the Shun Classic 7” Hollow Ground Santoku is formed employing the Japanese Kasumi technique of making blades, the results of which allow the blade to glide and slice more readily through foods and create eye-catching, rippled patterns along the blade known as suminigashi or “ink patterns.” The blade features a full tang and a razor-sharp edge, offering 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 handle is sanded and buffed to a smooth, glossy surface, giving it a refined, modern appearance that offers superior durability and moisture resistance. For best results, hand wash the Shun Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku.
The KAI corporation has created superior blades for three generations in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku offers a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.