|•||VG-MAX steel core, Damascus clad with 32-layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel; full tang|
|•||Hammered Tsuchime finish, helps release the food from the blade easily when slicing|
|•||Rockwell Hardness: 60-61; hand-sharpened Japanese double-bevel blade angle 16° (each side)|
|•||Contoured walnut PakkaWood handle accommodates right and left-handed users|
|•||Handcrafted in Seki, Japan with a limited lifetime warranty; hand wash with gentle dish soap|
The Shun Premier Bread Knife will be one of the most-used knives in your kitchen, if you bake or buy whole loaves of bread. Whether you love wonderfully crusty or delicately tender bread, the Shun Premier Bread Knife will be your loaf's new best friend, no matter what texture of bread. The key is Shun's razor-sharp, wide, "low frequency" serrations. Unlike a plain-edged knife, the serrations let you gently saw through the bread without crushing and with much less crumbing. Unlike saw-tooth serrations that are spaced closer together, the Shun Premier Bread Knife's wide serrations will gently glide through the bread without tearing. This keeps the bread's texture intact and enhances eating pleasure. Cakes and pastries also benefit from the Shun Premier Bread Knife's smooth cutting capabilities.
The Shun Premier line calls to mind as the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX "super steel" to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed, similar to samurai swords using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan with a limited lifetime warranty.