At last, Shun Classic knives for left handers! The same fabulous Shun qualities and properties with a handle specifically designed to fit comfortably in the hands of our south paw cooks.
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 tradional 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 paterned layers enhance the knife's beauty, they also add durability and stain resistance, and reduce friction when cutting.
For over 100 years, the Kai company has been producing cutlery according to the traditions of the legendary samurai of old Japan. In the process, the desire to preserve ancient traditions and to combine them with innovative techniques represents no contradiction, but forms the basis for new products that honour Japanese blacksmithing while meeting modern demands.
With the highest quality standards, Kai has made it its mission to produce special knives for daily use. Made from natural resources, shaped and formed according to the expertise of the ancient blacksmithing art of the samurai, Kai cooking knives epitomise Japanese craftmanship carried out with the highest degree of precision. From the design to completion of each individual knife, the focus is on the development of an integrated and carefully-considered product.
| Blade Material
||VG-MAX hardened Japanese steel cutting core, each side clad with 34 layers (total 69 layers of steel) of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel.
|Double beveled 16° cutting angle each side.
||D-shaped ebony coloured PakkaWood (premium, resin impregnated hardwood) handle.