The Shun Classic Santoku Knife is a traditional Japanese styled, all purpose knife. The straight blade makes this knife perfect for chopping. This knife is made specifically for those who are left handed.
A santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chefs knife, the santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means “three virtues.” Depending on who you ask, the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with—vegetables, proteins, and fruit—or for the three types of cuts at which it excels—slicing, dicing, and chopping. 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: 18cm Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® Origin: Handcrafted in Japan
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.
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.
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