Crafted purely from high-carbon stainless VG10 steel, the Shun Classic Pro 4.25” Deba is a traditional Japanese culinary design that is part cleaver, part chef’s knife. This short, wide blade can be used to behead and fillet fish, bone poultry, and cut meat, readily cutting through small bones and skin. With its curved belly, it also excels with small mincing, dicing and chopping chores as well.
Knives of the Shun Classic Pro line offer traditional Japanese style blades, and are made using the intensive honyaki method of knife-making. The single-beveled edge that results from this difficult process delivers unsurpassed sharpness with a 16˚ angle. The combination of the Honyaki method and VG10 steel produces exquisitely sharp blades that retain their edge for much longer than other knives. Shun Classic Pro blades display a striking acid-etched graffiti design that incorporates the Shun logo and differs with each blade style. Blade backs are hollow-ground for a knife that glides with quick precision through foods and avoids sticking, while a full tang provides the ultimate balance.
Shun’s PakkaWood is a resin-treated hardwood used to construct the handle that offers the natural beauty of wood with the durability of polymer plastics. Featuring Shun’s unusual D-shape, the ebony-black handle fits securely and naturally against your palm. With the handle sanded and buffed to a glossy finish for superb durability and moisture resistance, the Shun Classic Pro 4.25” Deba presents a beautiful and extraordinary aesthetic. Hand-washing Shun cutlery results in better edge retention.
The KAI corporation has produced high-quality cutlery for three generations in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic Pro 4.25” Deba carries a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.