The Shun Ken Onion 5” Utility Knife provides the ultimate cutting experience, with dramatic curves designed for performance, power, and ease. This narrow, straight blade offers multi-functional use, ideal for small, precision cuts. Use this keen knife to trim small and medium vegetables such as tomatoes, green beans or broccoli, and any variety of vegetables and fruits. This knife excels with meats and cheeses as well, providing a handy tool when putting sandwiches together.
A Shun Ken Onion Knife has strong VG10 steel at its core, supported by sixteen layers of Damascus cladding on each side for a total of thirty-two layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel. The Kasumi method of knife-making leaves a striking rippled effect along the blade called suminigashi in Japanese, or “ink pattern,” and produces a blade that slices and glides more easily through foods. This razor-sharp blade offers exquisite edge retention, and the full tang provides remarkable balance and strength.
The Shun Ken Onion 5” Utility Knife incorporates several design innovations for optimal control and reduced strain during use. The bolster angles to extend over the back of the spine, and the handle’s curve matches your palm’s arc. These inventive ergonomic stylings and uncommon beauty work together to help cultivate the use of a professional pinch grip while cutting, for both left-handed and right.
The ebony handle is constructed from Shun’s resin-treated hardwood called PakkaWood, and then sanded and buffed to a smooth, glossy surface for moisture resistance and superior durability. Hand-wash Shun cutlery for best edge retention.
For over one hundred years, the KAI corporation has been producing superior cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Ken Onion 5” Utility Knife carries a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.