ADD THIS AWARD-WINNING KNIFE TO YOUR KITCHEN
A santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chef’s 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, poultry, and fish—or for the three types of cuts at which it excels—slicing, dicing, and chopping. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. When we first introduced the Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku to the market, it was named “Kitchen Knife of the Year” by Blade magazine. The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku 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 VG10 steel, known for its 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 light and maneuverable all-purpose kitchen knife
Named 2005’s Kitchen Knife of the Year
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
Steel: VG10 cutting core, 32 layers (16 per side) stainless Damascus cladding
Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 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.