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Made in Japan
This stunningly beautiful line of classic cutlery features the look and benefits of Damascus steel, yet without its rusting problems. The Damascus-look blade profile reduces sticking and results in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times.
- VG-10 stainless steel is clad with 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon steel on each side, producing a 33-layer rust-free Damascus look
- VG-10 "super steel" is composed of Carbon, Chromium, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybdenum, Silicon, and Vanadium
- Shun Classics feature Ebony-black PakkaWood handles specifically designed for premium applications
- Stainless-steel bolsters and end caps
- NSF approved
In addition to their clad VG-10 blades, The Shun Classics also feature our uniquely stable "D" shape handle design.
The "D" shape rests precisely in the curve of the fingers as they curl around the handle. The asymmetrical bolster is ground out more on the right side to provide proper finger placement and an easy, secure grip. The knives balance perfectly, with the pivot point just ahead of where the handle sweeps out of the blade. Shun Classics may be special ordered for left-handed userswith the asymmetrical bolster ground out on the left side for ideal finger placement.
The black PakkaWood handles provide the beauty of genuine wood, butsince the wood is impregnated with a waterproof resinthe handles are as durable as plastic and dishwasher safe, too.
A SMALL, NIMBLE CHEF'S KNIFE
For a chef’s knife that is particularly lightweight and highly maneuverable, try the Shun Classic 6-inch Chef's Knife. Like all chef’s knives, it is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. While the six-inch length is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods, many cooks prefer this smaller size for its sheer nimbleness. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. With its curved belly, the Chef's knife can be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince.
The Shun Classic 6-in. Chef's Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.
A smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable chef’s knife
-Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
-Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
-Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood
-Blade length: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
The Bladesafe blade cover is optional, cost is $12 each