Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel, Helps Prolong Blade Sharpness, Pakkawood Handle, 9-Inch, 9 Inch, Ebony
- Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel Keep Blades Sharper Longer Maintain Both Daily and Weekly Care With Smooth and Micro Ribbed Honing Surfaces Premium PakkaWood Handle With Built In Angle Guide.
- Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel gently realigns razor sharp blade edges ensuring the most precision and functionality while chopping slicing trimming dicing mincing shaving and more.
- Honing rods differ from sharpeners in that they pull the already razor sharp yet fatigued blade edge back into precise cutting position keep Shun blades straight with the Classic Honing Steel.
- Take care of beautiful Shun Cutlery collections with this essential kitchen tool weekly honing prolongs the sharpness of the blade and enables greater precision and control in food preparation.
- The 9inch stainless steel honing rod is equipped with two surfaces smooth surface provides daily blade care while micro ribbed surface provides weekly maintenance.
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From the manufacturer
“Shun” (shoon) is a concept at the very heart of Japanese cuisine. In Japanese, shun is the word used to describe local, seasonal food when it is at the peak of its flavor and freshness—at the peak of its perfection.
Shun Cutlery is known for its exquisite beauty and ultra-premium performance. Yet as beautiful as Shun is on the outside, and as beautifully as it performs in your kitchen, its true beauty may be in what you don’t see.
Handcrafted in Japan
Shun is dedicated to maintaining this ancient tradition by continuing to handcraft each knife in our Seki City facilities. Each piece of this fine kitchen cutlery takes at least 100 individual steps to complete. While we maintain these ancient traditions of handcrafted quality, we also take advantage of thoroughly modern, premium materials and state-of-the-art technology to provide that traditional quality to millions of professional chefs and avid home cooks throughout the world.
Knife Steel is Essential
Heat treatment—an invisible, yet vital, process. This exacting process is fundamentally important to ensuring that your Shun provides lasting value. In heat treatment, the metal is heated and cooled to change its microstructure, bringing out its very best properties. With precise heat treatment, blade steel becomes finer grained, making it stronger and harder so blades can be thinner, sharper, and give you a longer-lasting edge. Shun’s experts are, quite simply, masters of the heat treatment process.
Quality and Performance
Shun is the exact moment when a fruit has reached its ideal ripeness, when a vegetable is at its very best, or when meat is at its most flavorful. Home cooks and professional chefs alike celebrate shun in their kitchens, eagerly awaiting each season’s bounty and serving every ingredient in its proper time.
Shun Cutlery proudly takes its name from this Japanese culinary tradition of eating the freshest food at the perfect moment. We took this name to honor this seasonal, mindful way of eating and as a mark of our dedication to making kitchen cutlery that is always at the peak of its perfection, too.
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Shun Classics are the original Shuns, the first Japanese-style knives to be made available to a wider audience in North America. Instead of heavy ponderous blades, Shun Classic blades are lighter with razor-sharp edges and crafted from advanced steel. Rather than weighty, Western handles, Shun Classic offers the graceful control of a traditional Japanese handle.
With Shun Classic, you'll discover a wide selection of traditional blade shapes as well as unique shapes - so you can always find the right handcrafted knife for every kitchen task.
These traditional Japanese-style handles have a slight ridge on the right side, which fits into the curl of the fingers for a comfortable and secure grip. Viewed end-on, the shape resembles the capital letter "D". Pakkawood is waterproof, incredibly durable, and won't harbor bacteria.
Flawless Cutting Ability
With each use of a kitchen knife, from paring and petty to carving and cleaver, the razor-sharp blade sustains a natural, very slight bend. While the blade edge remains sharp, the sharpest edge is not necessarily making contact with the food. In order to gently realign the blade’s edge, use the Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel about once a week. This stainless steel rod, measuring 9 inches in length, is crafted with Shun’s superior precision and relentless attention to detail. Equipped with both smooth and micro-ribbed surfaces, this tool provides essential, specialized blade care, thereby prolonging the knife’s sharpness. A built-in angle guide ensures even more precise honing by guiding the user to the correct 16 Shun angle. The premium PakkaWood handle enables a secure grip and the most controlled use, while the ebony finish adds to the classy look of a piece that belongs in every kitchen proudly boasting Shun Classic Cutlery.
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First off it has a bevel (see first picture) which messages the user to align their knife there. But if you look at the second picture, you see that for mine that I received for Amazon it is exactly at half ribbed and half smooth surface. So now once you align, you have to lower the blade below the hilt, then rotate to center on the surface you want. You have to lower it because otherwise your knife will hit the guard where there is no bevel. A better design would have been to have a bevel centered on a ribbed surface and a bevel for the smooth surface.
Second complaint is about the d-shaped handle. I know its easier to hold and someone probably though "its great for the knives so let's put it on the honing steel!" Well you should fire that guy because from a design perspective it is a horrible idea because it tells the user there is a preferred alignment of the steel towards your life. In fact, to use it properly you have to bend your wrist at an awkward angle to get the surface you want (if you are letting your hand align with the handle comfortably), and to do the same when you switch hands. If you look at the third picture I posted you see that the d handle isn't aligned (about 5-10 degrees) with the bevel which implies to me that it was put on there without any preferred angle considered in the design. This could a quality control issue (this product is made in China) or a design issue.
My third complaint is they should have made the ribbed and smooth surfaces larger for ease of use. But isn't it 50/50 you ask? No it is divided into 4 sections. ie rotating once around it is 25% ribbed / 25% smooth / 25% ribbed /25% smooth. Why make it harder to find and align with a surface you want?
- Steel itself seems solid and robust,
- Handle quality is good. it feels good in your hand.
- poor bevel design: particular alignment with surface reduces its usefulness.
- non-uniform handle in this case is a disadvantage.
- small honing surfaces (quartered sections of ribbed and smooth instead of half and half)
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I would have liked it to be a little longer.