The Shun Classic Chefs Knife is shaped in the traditional European style and is an all purpose knife suitable for chopping, shredding, cutting, slicing and cubing all meat, fish and vegetables.
Some cooks simply prefer a longer chefs knife. The longer blade provides additional cutting leverage and is especially handy when it comes to cutting larger foods. That said, it is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks—slicing, dicing, and chopping just about anything in the kitchen. The longer blade also enables you to cut more product with fewer strokes—for example, cutting several carrots at once instead of just one. This is especially important for the productivity of commercial kitchens. Even though this is a larger knife, Shun Classic’s thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chefs knives.
All Shun Classic knife purchases come in a beautifully presented gift box.
- Cutting Edge: Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade
- Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (69 total including core) stainless steel Damascus cladding
- Hardness: 60 HRC
- Blade Length: 25cm
- Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
- Origin: Handcrafted in Japan
As with any lifetime investment, it is important to take the best care possible in order to prolong the life of your knife. Shun recommends that you protect your investment by hand-washing your blades with gentle dish soap. Do not use soaps with citrus extracts; they can promote rust. Rinse and towel dry immediately. Let the knives air dry for a few minutes before returning them to storage.
Never leave your knife sitting in a sink full of soapy water, metal does not respond well to being submerged in water for prolonged periods of time.
In order to maximise the life of the blade, regular honing with a Shun Honing Steel will be necessary. Weekly honing will extend the time between sharpening significantly. When the time comes to sharpen these premium blades, we recommend using a Shun Whetstone, the Shun Electric Knife Sharpener (specifically designed to sharpen Shun’s 16° blade angle), or sending your knives to a professional sharpener.
Kai Corporation began in 1908 as a small pocket knife manufacturer in Seki, Japan's ancient sword-making capital. Today, they produce over 10,000 types of cutting tools and utensils, including surgical implements and cosmetic accessories. Kai's products are inspired by the traditions and skills of Japan's sword-smiths, and their Shun kitchen knives are highly regarded worldwide, requiring at least 100 meticulous steps to produce. The name "Shun" comes from a Japanese culinary tradition where food is at its absolute best - perfectly ripe, fresh and delicious. Kai Shun knives follow this tradition, making sure their kitchen knives are always at their absolute peak of perfection.
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