The Shun Classic Pro 9.5” Yanagiba presents a traditional Japanese knife design, crafted from pure, high-carbon VG10 stainless steel. The word yanagiba translates into “willow blade,” an excellent name for this long, thin blade that makes for perfect slicing. Often used for the sliced raw fish prepared as sashimi, this blade excels at slicing all kinds of meats, performing clean cuts and allowing foods to retain their flavorful juices within as the blade is pulled through. At 9.5” long, this blade offers more length for medium-sized roasts, poultry, and fish.
The Shun Classic Pro line is comprised of traditional Japanese style blades that are skillfully created using the intensive Honyaki technique of knife-making. This complicated method results in the unsurpassed sharpness of a scalpel-like edge with a 16° angle. The VG10 steel and the Honyaki procedure combine to produce exceptionally sharp blades that retain their edge significantly longer than most knives. You’ll find a striking acid-etched graffiti design along Shun Classic Pro blades that differs with each blade style and incorporates the Shun logo. A full tang delivers remarkable balance while the backs of the blades are slightly hollow-ground to create a quick and precise glide through foods.
Crafted from Shun’s PakkaWood, the resin-treated hardwood handle merges the natural beauty of wood and the durability of polymer plastic. The ebony-black D-shape handle feels secure and natural nestled within your palm. The handle is sanded and buffed to a glossy surface for moisture resistance and durability. Beautiful and extraordinary, the Shun Classic Pro 9.5” Yanagiba retains its edge even longer if hand-washed.
For over one hundred years, the KAI corporation has crafted high-quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic Pro 9.5” Yanagiba carries a limited lifetime warranty in addition to complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.