The Shun Classic 2.5” Bird’s Beak Knife is crafted employing traditional Japanese knife-making techniques that begin with an extraordinarily hard core of VG10 steel. This unusual blade shape is perfect for decorative cuts as well as peeling and shaping rounded fruits and vegetables. Create radish rosettes and fluted mushrooms easily using this petite blade that’s also referred to as a tournée knife. An essential tool if presentation and ornament is and important factor in your culinary creations.
Created using the Kasumi method of making blades, sixteen layers of Damascus cladding reinforce the blade’s strong core on each side. The process results in a superbly strong and sharp edge, and allows the blade to slice and glide more readily through foods during use. It also results in a lovely rippled effect upon the blade called “suminigashi” which means “ink pattern.” With a razor-sharp edge and a full tang, the blade delivers exceptional performance and edge retention in addition to optimal strength and balance.
Constructed using resin-treated hardwood that comprises Shun’s ebony-black PakkaWood, the innovative D-shape of the handle provides secure fit in your palm,. Sanded and buffed to display a smooth, glossy finish, the elegant and modern handle supplies superior moisture resistance and durability. For best results and edge-retention, hand-wash the Shun Classic 2.5” Bird’s Beak Knife.
For over a hundred years, the KAI corporation has crafted fine blades from Seki City, Japan. A limited lifetime warranty backs the Shun Classic 2.5” Bird’s Beak Knife, which also includes complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.