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As part of the Shun Classic line, the Shun Classic Ken Onion Series shares the same materials and Pattern Damascus clad blades as Shun Classic. But the Ken Onion series elevates ergonomics to an art form. Every aspect, from the shape of the blade to the way the handle fits snugly into the user's hand, has been designed for superlative comfort and control. The arc of the sleek Pakkawood handle provides stability, while the rock of the blade's belly enables users of any height to cut with ease and control. The widened bolster guides users to the correct grip and reduces tension during cutting, making this line ideal for users who have large quantities of prep work or those who suffer from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Contrary to rumor, Ken Onion knives are not named for the singular task of chopping onions. That's really the designer's last name. Ken is one of the most sought-after custom knife makers in the world. He has won more knife awards for design than any other single designer, and with the partnership of Kershaw he has done more to change the pocket knife industry than any other individual. His custom knives can be found in some of the most prestigious private knife collections as well as in the pockets of his multitude of fans.
Kasumi is a traditional Japanese style of knifemaking in which an extremely hard core of high-carbon steel is clad--that is, sheathed or covered--with an exterior jacket of another steel. The somewhat "softer" exterior cladding protects the inner cutting core. In Japanese, kasumi means "mist" and is so called because the exterior steel can have a lovely misty appearance when compared to the harder cutting core.
Kasumi construction provides an ultimate mix of properties: an extremely sharp edge and ease of sharpening. This clad construction is similar to how samurai swords are traditionally made.
|Blade Material:||VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.|
|Cutting angle:||16 degrees (comprehensive angle 32 degrees)|
|Handle Material:||PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); ambidextrous handle|
|Sharpening recommendations:||Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener|
Shun knives, made in Japan by KAI (Kershaw Cutlery), are quite possibly the sharpest knives on the market. A Shun edge, formed to an acute 16-degree angle, won't bend or waver due to the hardness of the VG-10 steel core used in its construction. Clad with 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel (16 on each side), the blade resists rusting and maintain its razor edge for a considerable time. Prized among chefs who value uniformly thin slices, a necessity in Japanese cuisine, Shun knives are covered by a lifetime warranty and should be washed and dried-carefully-by hand, then stored in a wooden block. --Ann Bieri
Size: 6 Inch
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This is an expensive knife. It extremely sharp almost too sharp. It looks very beautiful on the counter-top. Read morePublished 7 days ago by A. Karamchandani
This is the second one I've bought, not because the first one failed, but because I'm a chef and I can't live without it. Now I have one at work and one at home. Read morePublished 16 days ago by james ballingall
I have two 8" Shun Ken Onion chef knives which I adore and they are my go-to knives. As a working executive chef with over 40 years experience in the kitchen, I fell in love... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gregory J. Malley
Best and most expensive knife I've ever owned. Also stunningly aesthetically appealing!Published 2 months ago by BLADE
This nice is the perfect size for small jobs in the kitchen. Exceptionally sharp and very well-balanced love this product!Published 2 months ago by gmanroman
This is a gorgeous knife that has perfect balance, perfect heft and is a perfect size... LOVE this knife. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven L. Winokur
Best knife ever, great handle, super sharp. So sorry Shun stopped making the Ken Onion knives.Published 4 months ago by Raven
This is just the greatest knife. It is so very sharp, it cuts through anything I use it on easily. There is more work to keep this guy in good shape such as hand washing and drying... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matt