Shun classics are the origiginal Shuns, the first Japanese-style knives to be made available to a wider audience in North America. Instead of heavy, ponderous blades, Shun Classic blades are lighter with razor-sharp edges and crafted from advanced steel. Rather than weight, Western handles, Shun Classic offers the graceful control of a traditional Japanese handle.
Sometimes just the right amount of flex in your blade steel makes filleting fish easier. The knife conforms to the ribs of the fish, removing meat from bones quickly and easily. Removing skin from meat is easier, too. It works well for boning and trimming out poultry and other meat as well. The whole idea is more food with less waste (and, of course, you would make stock from the bones and leftovers, too).
Shun Classic's very hard VG10 steel doesn't have that kind of flexibility, so the Shun Classic Flexible Fillet is made of AUS8A, a high-carbon stainless steel that offers strength, hardness, and wear resistance, as well as a small amount of flex. The Shun Classic Flexible Fillet is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary designs. It shares the same D-shaped PakkaWood handle as the rest of the beautiful and versatile Shun Classic line. The Classic line 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.
Propriertary VG-MAX cutting core. This high-end stainless steel forms the core of the entire blade, all the way to the cutting edge. VG-Max is extremely hard, which means Shun Classics can take an incredible edge and hold it longer.
Stainless Damascus Cladding - 34 micro-layers of steel on each side support the core, add stain / corrosion resistance and help food release from the blade.
Razor-sharp hand sharpened 16° angle cutting edge on each side for top performance; blade is double-bevel, flat ground for easy cutting and food release.
PakkaWood - Premium, resin-impregnated hardwood resists moisture and is strong and durable.
Asymmetrical - Traditional Japanese D-Shaped handle nestles into the curve of the right hand.