Made in Japan
This stunningly beautiful line of classic cutlery features the look and benefits of Damascus steel, yet without its rusting problems. The Damascus-look blade profile reduces sticking and results in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times.
– VG-10 stainless steel is clad with 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon steel on each side, producing a 33-layer rust-free Damascus look
– VG-10 “super steel” is composed of Carbon, Chromium, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybdenum, Silicon, and Vanadium
– Shun Classics feature Ebony-black PakkaWood handles specifically designed for premium applications
– Stainless-steel bolsters and end caps
– NSF approved
In addition to their clad VG-10 blades, The Shun Classics also feature our uniquely stable “D” shape handle design.
The “D” shape rests precisely in the curve of the fingers as they curl around the handle. The asymmetrical bolster is ground out more on the right side to provide proper finger placement and an easy, secure grip. The knives balance perfectly, with the pivot point just ahead of where the handle sweeps out of the blade. Shun Classics may be special ordered for left-handed userswith the asymmetrical bolster ground out on the left side for ideal finger placement.
The black PakkaWood handles provide the beauty of genuine wood, butsince the wood is impregnated with a waterproof resinthe handles are as durable as plastic and dishwasher safe, too.
If you have only one kitchen knife, the Shun Classic 8-in. 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-in. 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.