Beginning with an exceptionally hard core of VG10 steel, the Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife is crafted utilizing traditional Japanese knife-making techniques. This exceptional multi-purpose knife is ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing medium-sized foods of all kinds. Utilized for fruits, vegetables, and meats, the wide blade easily keeps your knuckles away from the cutting board. The curved edge provides for an effortless rocking motion when finely mincing herbs and smaller vegetables.
Formed utilizing the Kasumi method of making blades, sixteen layers of Damascus cladding support the blade s strong core on each side. Producing a lovely rippled pattern upon the blade, this process results in a superbly strong and sharp edge and also allows the blade to more easily glide through foods during use. Razor-sharp and offering a full tang, the blade delivers exceptional strength and balance in addition to optimum performance and splendid edge retention.
Using Shun s proprietary resin-treated ebony-black PakkaWood, the handle of the Shun Classic 8 Chef's Knife is formed into the innovative Shun D-shape that fits securely in your palm. Sanded and buffed into a smooth, glossy finish, the handle resists moisture while providing superior durability within its contemporary and refined aesthetic. Shun cutlery is best hand-washed.
The KAI corporation has been producing superior blades in Seki City, Japan for over one hundred years. The Chef's Knife comes with a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.