Made employing traditional Japanese methods of knife-making, the Shun Classic 9" Hollow Ground Slicing Knife offers an exceptionally strong core of VG10 steel. This long, narrow blade makes superbly clean cuts that allow more juices and flavor to be retained by the meat, whether you re slicing paper thin or thick and juicy. Long, precision slices are possible using a single stroke of this elegant, 9-inch blade. The hollow-ground indentations assist the blade in gliding more smoothly through meats and prevent food from sticking to the blade while slicing. Reach for this fine knife for carving roast beef, turkey, even salmon, it represents the perfect companion to a holiday feast or large family meal.
With its hard core supported on each side by 16 layers of Damascus cladding, the blade of the Shun Slicing Knife is formed utilizing the Kasumi technique of making blades. The process leaves a lovely rippled pattern on the blade and also allows the blade to more easily slice and slide through foods. With a razor-sharp edge a full tang, the blade provides sublime performance and exceptional edge retention in addition to optimal strength and balance.
With a secure fit in your palm, the ingenious D-shaped handle is crafted using resin-treated hardwood that comprises Shun s ebony-black PakkaWood. Sanded and buffed for a smooth, glossy surface, the handle of the Shun Classic 9" Hollow Ground Slicing Knife resists moisture and provides superior durability within its refined, contemporary aesthetic. For best results, Shun cutlery should be hand washed.
The KAI corporation has produced superior blades for over one hundred years in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Knife carries a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.