Premier Chef's Knife 15cmShun
The Shun Premier 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.
A chefs knife is a personal choice. That’s why Shun offers so many different lines and blade lengths. For instance, in the same way that some cooks prefer a longer chefs knife, others prefer a shorter length. For cooks who enjoy the lightweight nimbleness of a shorter blade, we offer the Shun Premier 15cm Chefs Knife. Of course, it performs all the tasks for which you choose a chefs knife, from slicing, dicing, and chopping to making rocking cuts through herbs. Yet it also offers the quick, agile performance and high degree of control that a slightly smaller knife can provide.
All Shun Premier 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 (69 total including core) stainless steel Damascus cladding
- Hardness: 60 HRC
- Blade Length: 15cm
- Handle: Contoured, ambidextrous walnut coloured 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.