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.
The Classic 8’’ Chef’s Knife from Shun is the perfect piece to start with when building a collection of solid cutlery in your kitchen. This knife is made of VG-10 stainless steel, it has added rust resistance and a patterned surface, and it includes a black laminated pakkawood handle. All around, this is a high quality chef’s knife that will enable you to accomplish many tasks in the kitchen. You might think that you need to have a long list of knives in your kitchen to prepare great meals, but a versatile chef’s knife such as this can actually handle a majority of the jobs you will face.
Dishwasher safe and covered by a limited lifetime warranty, this is a knife that should be worry-free from the time you receive it. If you have been looking for an all-around performer for your kitchen that will handle nearly anything you throw at it, look no further - the Classic Shun 8’’ Chef’s Knife is a winner.
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.