THE SHUN CLASSIC CHEF'S KNIFE—WITH HOLLOW-GROUNDS
If you have only one kitchen knife, the Shun Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife is the one to have. This one is extra-special because of the hollow-ground indentations on the side of the blade. They create small air pockets that reduce friction when cutting, making it easier to glide through the cut. If you’ve had problems with sticking, try a hollow-ground blade. Otherwise, use the Shun Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife as you would any other chef’s knife—for slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. With its curved belly, the Chef's knife can be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince.
The Shun Classic 8-in. Hollow-Ground Chef's Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.
A must-have kitchen knife
Hollow-ground indentations help food release from the blade
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Handcrafted in Japan
The Shun chefs knife series is one of the world’s most extensive knife series made of damask steel. It is well received among the cooking elite and ambitious hobby chefs. Shun professional chef’s knives are made from a newly developed stainless damask steel with 32 layers. The inner layer is made from V-gold-10 steel. This steel is highly resistant to corrosion, extremely hard (61±1 HRC, 1.0% carbon, 1.5% cobalt) and the reason for the blade being incomparably and lastingly sharp.
The convex blade profile in combination with the hand honing of each Shun knife makes for an unrivalled sharpness that allows the knife to glide softly through even the toughest foodstuffs. Paired with the knife’s well-balanced weight this sharpness allows for non-fatigue work.
The refinement of the natural beauty of the damask structure gives each SHUN knife its unique and individual character. Thus every single SHUN knife is turned into a unique specimen – a piece of art that combines craftsmanship, technology and design.
The SHUN chef’s knife series has adapted the manufacturing technique for the finest chef’s knives - which derives from the Japanese way of forging Samurai swords - to the production of Western-style blades.