Starting with an exquisitely hard core of VG10 steel, the Shun Classic 4.5" Ultimate Steak Knife is crafted using Japanese knife-making traditions. Featuring low-frequency serrations and a 16˚ blade angle, this innovative design prevents tearing, allowing a juicy steak to retain more of its flavor that might otherwise leak out if cut with a standard serrated blade. Slice filet mignon, veal and pork cutlets, roast beef and more cleanly and beautifully time and time again as this unique blade retains its edge longer than a straight fine-edge knife. The perfect companion to any steak dinner.
Supported by thirty-two layers of Damascus cladding - sixteen layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel on each side - the strong core of the Shun Classic 4.5" Ultimate Steak Knife is masterfully created using the Japanese Kasumi method of making blades. This technique produces a blade that glides through foods with less effort, resists stains and rust, and displays a stunning, rippled effect known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” The Shun Classic 4.5" Ultimate Steak Knife's razor-sharp blade features a full tang for exceptional strength and balance in addition to its impressive performance and edge retention.
Shun’s innovative PakkaWood is a resin-treated hardwood that pairs the natural beauty of wood with the durability of plastic in a refined, contemporary aesthetic. The ebony-black D-shaped handle fits naturally and securely in your palm and is sanded and buffed to a smooth, glossy surface, resisting moisture while offering superb durability. The Shun Classic 4.5" Ultimate Steak Knife is best hand-washed for longer edge retention.
For more than a hundred years, the renowned KAI corporation has produced high-quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic 4.5" Ultimate Steak Knife carries a limited lifetime warranty and complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.