Made in Japan.
The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired Chef's knife. "Santoku" means "Three Virtues" and the knife gets its name for the three strengths it demonstrates in the kitchen: cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish. Some cooks reach for their Santoku at least as often as their Chef's Knives. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku's blade is very slightly curved, enabling the cook to employ a rocking motion while cutting—and making it as easy to use as a Chef's knife. It is well balanced, has an extremely sharp Shun cutting edge, and is lighter and more maneuverable than most fine European-style Chef's Knives.
Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary designs feature beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. Behind the knives’ beauty is a function: razor-sharp blades offering the most extreme performance possible. Shun’s VG10 steel, known for its incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, creating a woodgrain pattern that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion-resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. Shun Classic also offers the widest assortment of both traditional blade shapes and cutting edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.
- Steel: VG-10 cutting core, Pattern Damascus cladding of SUS410/SUS431 stainless; 16 layers each side
- Handle: "D" shaped ebony-black PakkaWood®
- Blade Length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
- Kasumi Method of Knifemaking
- Extreme 16° convex-ground, double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
- NSF Certified