Beginning with an exceptionally hard core of VG10 steel, the Shun Classic 5.5” Santoku is crafted using traditional Japanese knife-making techniques. This perfectly medium-sized knife is styled after the classic Japanese style chef’s knife. The Santoku is a versatile, adaptable blade that excels with slicing carrots and shallots, chopping and mincing herbs, cutting chocolate, and anything in the middle with its in-between weight and size. Use with confidence to chop, mince, slice and dice nearly any kind of food.
Masterfully created utilizing the Kasumi method of making blades, the Shun Classic 5.5” Santoku has a strong core supported by thirty-two layers of Damascus cladding, sixteen layers on each side. This procedure creates a blade that slices and glides more easily through foods, and leaves a lovely rippled pattern along the blade known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” This razor-sharp blade provides exceptional performance and edge retention, while the full tang delivers marvelous strength and balance.
Shun’s ebony-black PakkaWood is made using resin-treated hardwood and formed into the D-shaped handle that fits securely and naturally in your palm. Sanded and buffed to a glossy finish, the handle of the Shun Classic 5.5” Santoku displays a refined, contemporary aesthetic while offering superb durability and moisture resistance. Edge retention is best if cutlery is hand-washed.
The KAI corporation has been producing high-quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan for three generations. The Shun Classic 5.5” Santoku carries a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.