Born of the ancient samurai swordmaking tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is the perfect line for those making their first foray into the Japanese knife market. Produced in the widest variety of specialised styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.
Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad each side with 34 layers of Pattern Damascus steel - a total of 69 layers of steel. While the patterned layers enhance the knife's beauty, they also add durability and stain resistance and reduce friction when cutting.