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Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.
Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.
|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 per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side.|
|Handle Material:||PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions.|
|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. The acute 16 degree angle of Shun edges won't bend or waver due to the hardness of the VG-10 steel core used in their construction. Clad with 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel (16 on each side), the blades resist rusting and maintain their razor edge for a considerable time. The handles are made of a resin and hardwood fusion known as PakkaWood, and form a "D" or slight tear-drop profile with a side ridge that most comfortably fits a right-handed user. Covered by a lifetime warranty, Shun knives are dishwasher-safe, but are best cared for when washed and dried--carefully--by hand. --Ann Bieri
Slicing ripe tomatoes, spreading condiments, cutting sandwiches and even cutting crusty bread.
This is a great knife for cutting everything from tomatoes and other vegetables to smaller size loaves of bread.
I thought the Wusthof was a good knife...but I will now switch out our cutlery for the Shun brand.
Great Knife. good for all around kitchen functions. I use this knife more than any other and i have 3 other Shun knives. very nice lookingPublished 3 months ago by ldwilson99
great knife, wonderful feel; scalloped edge easily starts a cut in a tomato, or cuts thorough a whole sandwich, rounded tip good for spreading mustard, etc on breadPublished 4 months ago by Brian
I have several Shun knives, and have found some of the more oddball models to be pretty useless. This utility knife gets frequent use, however. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Criticalthinker
Great for just about anything from bread to fruits and vegetables. One thing to be aware of, although the pictures make the knife look fairly small, it is close to the size of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charles Degutis
Knife purists are no doubt going to pan this oddity from Shun. But it has become the "go-to" utility knife in my kitchen. Read morePublished 11 months ago by BobbyG
I love knives and have tons of all the best, this is actually my favorite right now, really great edge, nice balance, easy to sharpen.Published 12 months ago by docrambo
If you do a lot of deli work this is the baby for you. It cuts sandwich crusts (fresh or toasted) without putting excess pressure on the knife therefore you do not end up squeezing... Read morePublished 13 months ago by GTH