Starting with an exceptionally hard core of VG10 steel, the Shun Classic 8" Hollow-Ground Chef's Knife is skillfully crafted using traditional Japanese techniques of making knives. This exceptionally versatile, all-purpose knife excels at chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing medium-sized foods of all kinds. The blade offers hollow-ground indentations that prevent food from sticking to the blade by creating air pockets during use. Utilized for fruits, vegetables, and meats, the wide blade easily keeps your knuckles away from the cutting board. The curved edge provides for an effortless rocking motion when finely mincing herbs and smaller vegetables.
Expertly formed utilizing the Kasumi method of making blades, sixteen layers of Damascus cladding support the blade s strong core on each side and produce a stunning rippled effect across the blade known as suminigashi or ink pattern. The process results in a superbly strong and sharp edge and also allows the blade to more easily glide through foods during use. With a razor-sharp edge and full tang, the blade delivers optimum strength and balance in addition to splendid performance and exceptional edge retention.
The innovative Shun D-shape hand fits securely in your palm, crafted using Shun s ebony-black PakkaWood, or resin-treated hardwood. The handle is then sanded and buffed for a smooth, glossy finish that resists moisture, provides superior durability and displays a refined, contemporary aesthetic. Shun cutlery is best hand-washed for edge retention.
The KAI corporation has produced fine cutlery for three generations in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic 8" Hollow-Ground Chef s Knife bears a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.