Beginning with a supremely hard core of VG10 steel, the Shun Classic 6.5" Panini Knife is masterfully crafted utilizing traditional Japanese knife-making methods. With a lot of thought put into the act of cutting Panini, this exquisite and original blade is designed so the serrations at the front of the blade cut more aggressively on the "push" stroke, while the serrations toward the back take over more effectively on the "pull" stroke. This blade makes short work of slicing through tasty, crispy Panini sandwiches with just one glide forward and one back! Although designed as a very specialized blade, the Shun Classic 6.5" Panini Knife is also suitable for large loaves of crusty bread and other situations where a wavy, wide serration might excel.
Supported on each side by sixteen layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel for a total of thirty-two layers of Damascus cladding, the strong core of the Shun Classic 6.5" Panini Knife is skillfully crafted using the Japanese Kasumi technique of making blades. The resulting blade slices and glides through foods with minimal effort, resists rust and stains and displays an exotic, rippled effect known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” With its full tang and razor-sharp edge, the Shun Classic 6.5" Panini Knife exhibits impressive strength and balance in addition to its remarkable performance and edge retention.
Using a resin-treated hardwood to craft the ebony-black handles of the Classic series, Shun combines the durability of plastics with the inherent beauty of wood. The D-shape handle is sanded and buffed to a glossy finish, for a natural and secure feel against your palm that offers superb moisture resistance and durability. For longer edge retention, it is best to hand-wash the Shun Classic 6.5" Panini Knife.
The prestigious KAI corporation has crafted top-notch cutlery in Seki City, Japan for three generations. The Shun Classic 6.5" Panini Knife carries a limited lifetime warranty along with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.