|•||VG-10 steel core, Damascus clad with 32-layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel; full tang, provides strength & balance|
|•||Hammered Tsuchime finish, helps release the food from the blade easily when slicing|
|•||Rockwell Hardness: 60-61; traditional Japanese blade angle 16° (each side)|
|•||Walnut stained PakkaWood handle accommodates right & left-handed users|
|•||Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty; hand wash with gentle dish soap|
Shun pronounced "shoon" in Japanese, means "at the peak of perfection". Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete one knife. Shun Premier knives feature a VG-10 super steel core encased with a Damascus clad 32-layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel, 16-layers on each side. The Damascus steel supports and protects the core, which provides toughness, and is stain resistant. The hammered tsuchime design acts as a hollow-ground and releases the food easily from the blade when slicing. Each Shun knife provides a Japanese blade angle of 16°. You will enjoy the ease of cutting the thinnest slices without bruising or tearing the most delicate foods while prepping; this ensures the ingredients to stay intact, retain flavor, and stay fresh. The blade is complimented by a D-shaped traditional Japanese handle, made out of walnut stained PakkaWood. Shun offers a full assortment, so you will always find the right knife for the task. Made in Japan; Lifetime Warranty. Handwashing is recommended.