This Shun Classic 6 inch Utility Knife is an excellent multipurpose addition to your cutlery collection. Use this knife to clean and peel fruits and veggies, mince herbs or slice shallots and garlic. Sharpened at a 16 degree angle.
Shun knives are praised by celebrity chefs and home cooks alike, for their sharpness, balance and striking appearance. With a core of high-quality, high-grade, high-carbon VG-10 steel, Shun Classic cutlery has exceptional hardness, straightness and sharpness. The core is heat- and pressure-clad with 32 layers of hammered, super thin steel to form the stock of the blade. These outer layers are made from a softer steel than in the core, so that the blade becomes more resistant to stain, corrosion and rust. The stock is then compressed in the Kasumi manner – the same manner used to make Samurai swords. This process causes dents and impressions to appear on the blade – a ripple effect much like Damascus. The pattern is the result of natural physical and chemical reactions between the sheets of steel. To complete a Shun knife, the compressed stock is cut, hand ground and blasted to provide a superbly sharp, beautifully patterned edge. This final process also provides a nonstickability to the Shun knives, because the blasting causes a textured surface which allows your food to release. Shun Classic cutlery also features remarkable handles, made from moisture resistant, lightweight Pakka wood, with a unique D-shape that fits comfortably in the hand.