Shun Classic 7" Asian Cook's Knife | w/Damascus Steel Blade

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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    The Shun Classic Asian Cook'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 PakkaWoodA? 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.

Details from Shun

    In Japan, this knife style is known as a gyuto. It is the Japanese equivalent of the chef's knife. In other words, it's an all–purpose knife. It's ideal for meat and fish, yet performs beautifully on vegetables, too. Although the blade is thinner than the traditional chef's knife, it still offers plenty of knuckle clearance when cutting on a board. If you're looking for a lighter, more nimble multi–purpose kitchen knife, the Shun Classic Asian Cook's Knife is sure to become your go–to knife for a wide range of dicing, chopping, and slicing tasks.

    Many Shun cutlery lines are characterized by the beautiful Damascus on the blades. Shun's Damascus is formed by layering different types of metal alloys together, then forging them into a single piece. The process—and the different characteristics of the layered metals—create the rippling patterns in you see on the blade. The number of layers can vary; many Shun knives, for example, have 32 layers of metal on each side of a VG–MAX core. As Shun artisans grind each Damascus–clad blade from its thickest point at the spine to its razor–sharp cutting edge, they reveal the patterns. To bring them out even more, they bead blast or acid–etch each blade. When acid etched, the layered metals react to the solution in different ways. For example, carbon steel darkens, while nickel silver remains bright. Damascus protects and supports the extremely hard cutting core and enhances stain resistance.

    Because of the hard, premium steel from which Shun cutlery is made, the blades can be thinner, lighter, and sharper. A thinner edge cuts more easily by putting less stress on the edge—so fewer strokes do the job. Thinner edges are easier to control as well, making cutting smoother and, once again, relieving stress on the edge. Shun's handcrafted Japanese knives are sharpened to a precise 16° angle on each side of the blade (for double–beveled blades, this means a comprehensive angle of 32°). For comparison's sake, European–style blades are generally sharpened to 20–22° each side for a comprehensive cutting angle of 40–44°. Due to the premium–quality steel we use for the cutting core of our blades, Shun's incredibly sharp edge will nevertheless last an incredibly long time before resharpening is needed. Experience shows that with Shun you get extremely sharp edges that last an extremely long time.

    PakkaWood is a premium handle material made of genuine hardwood impregnated with resin. The resin makes it moisture resistant, strong, and durable. PakkaWood is intended for use in high–end products that see constant and hard use, especially those used in wet environments. This, of course, makes it ideal for kitchen cutlery handles. Sanding and buffing brings PakkaWood to a beautiful gloss finish. As with natural wood, no two pieces of PakkaWood® are exactly alike. Many Shun handles are made of PakkaWood. It offers our customers all the advantages of wood, including a beautiful look and feel, but since it's easy care and highly water resistant, virtually none of the disadvantages of untreated wood.


Features & Specs

Manufacturer's Warranty
    Lifetime Warranty
Detailed Specifications
  • Blade: Hand–sharpened 16° double–bevel (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG–MAX cutting core, 16 layers each side (32 total) stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: D–shaped ebony PakkaWood®
  • Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
  • Origin: Handcrafted in Japan


Included Coverage from Shun: Lifetime Warranty

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