The Shun Classic Pro 10.5" Yanagiba is crafted from pure, high-carbon VG10 stainless steel into a traditional Japanese knife design. The word yanagiba translates into willow blade, the perfect name for this long, thin blade that excels at slicing as it's pulled through foods. Often used for preparing sliced raw fish known as sashimi, this blade excels at slicing and carving all types of meats, as it performs clean cuts and enables foods to retain their flavorful juices within. At 10.5", this blade is Shun's longest yanagiba, and is ready to manage your most sizable roasts, large poultry, and big fish.
Skillfully created using the intensive Honyaki method of knife-making, the Shun Classic Pro line is comprised of classic Japanese style blades. This complicated procedure produces unsurpassed sharpness, a scalpel-like edge with a 16 degree angle. The combination of VG10 steel and the Honyaki techniques results in exceptionally sharp blades that hold their edge markedly longer than most knives. Shun Classic Pro blades present a beautiful, acid-etched graffiti design that differs with each blade style and incorporates the Shun logo. A full tang delivers noteworthy balance while the blades backs are slightly hollow-ground for quick and precise gliding through foods.
Crafted from resin-treated hardwood, Shun's PakkaWood handle fuses the durability of polymer plastic with the natural beauty of wood. The D-shape of the ebony-black handle feels secure and natural nestled against your palm. Sanded and buffed to a glossy surface, the handle offers excellent moisture resistance and durability. Beautiful and extraordinary, the Shun Classic Pro 10.5" Yanagiba will retain its impressive edge even longer if hand-washed.
For more than one hundred years, the KAI corporation has produced high-quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic Pro Yanagiba carries a limited lifetime warranty as well as complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.