Exhibiting a traditional Japanese vegetable knife design, the blade of the Shun Classic Pro 6.5" Usuba is created purely from high-carbon VG10 stainless steel. This knife offers a straight edge, flat blade and squared tip for thorough push and pull chopping on vegetables of all sorts, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, onions and more. The straight, single-beveled edge allows full contact with the cutting board, eliminating the need for a rocking motion that is typical when using a chef's knife. Dicing, slicing, chopping and mincing all become a joy with this definitive vegetable knife.
Masterfully crafted using the intensive Honyaki method of knife-making, the Shun Classic Pro series offers a beautiful line of classic Japanese style blades. This complicated technique produces a scalpel-like edge with a 16 degree angle for unsurpassed sharpness. The combination of VG10 steel and the Honyaki procedure results in impressively sharp blades that hold their edge markedly longer than most knives. Shun Classic Pro blades display a beautiful, acid-etched graffiti design that incorporates the Shun logo and differs with each blade style. A full tang offers exceptional balance while the blades backs present slight hollow-ground indentations for quick and precise gliding through foods.
Shun's PakkaWood handles are crafted from resin-treated hardwood, fusing the durability of polymer plastic with the natural beauty of wood. The D-shape of the ebony-black handle provides a secure and natural grip within your palm. Sanded and buffed to a glossy finish, the handle resists moisture and offers superior durability. The beautiful and extraordinary Shun Classic Pro Usuba is best if hand-washed for longer edge retention.
For more than a hundred years, the KAI corporation has produced superior cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic Pro Usuba carries a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.