The Shun Classic Pro 8.25” Yanagiba presents a traditional Japanese knife design, crafted from pure, high-carbon VG10 stainless steel. Yanagiba translates into “willow blade,” and this long, thin blade makes the perfect choice for slicing. Often used for sashimi, this blade excels at slicing all kinds of meats, cutting cleanly and allowing foods to retain their flavorful juices within as the blade is pulled through. At 8.25” long, this is Shun’s shortest yanagiba, ideal for smaller roasts, poultry, and medium fish.
The Shun Classic Pro line offers traditional Japanese style blades that are created using the complicated Honyaki technique of knife-making. This intensive method produces unsurpassed sharpness in a scalpel-like edge with a 16˚ angle. The VG10 steel and the Honyaki procedure results in exceptionally sharp blades that will retain their edge much longer than most knives. Along Shun Classic Pro blades you’ll find a striking acid-etched graffiti design that differs with each blade style and incorporates the Shun logo. A full tang provides exquisite balance while the backs of the blades are slightly hollow-ground for quick and precise gliding and slicing through foods.
Shun’s PakkaWood is used to construct the handle, merging the natural beauty of wood and the durability of polymer plastic with this resin-treated hardwood. Shun’s ebony-black D-shape handle feels natural and secure fitting within your palm. The handle is sanded and buffed to a smooth, shiny surface for superb moisture resistance and durability. Beautiful and extraordinary, the Shun Classic Pro 8.25” Yanagiba will retain its edge even better if hand-washed.
For three generations, the KAI corporation has been crafting high-quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic Pro 8.25” Yanagiba carries a limited lifetime warranty and complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.