Shun Classic Western Chef's Knife

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  • Combining the best of two knife-making traditions, this knife from our Shun Classic line has a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery & a 22-degree cutting edge modelled after European chef's knives. The thicker, heftier blade allows it be used for heavy-duty cutting tasks while still offering the superb edge retention of the Shun Classic VG-Max "super steel" blade.

    • Japanese-made chef’s knife with the 22-degree blade-edge angle of Western kitchen cutlery.
    • Appropriate for tasks such as cleaving, cutting through chicken bones, cracking crab shells & preparing melon fruits with thick rinds.
    • Thick, strong blade offers more belly curve for rocking cuts.
    • Broad blade is useful for transferring chopped foods from cutting board to pot.
    • VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless-steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade.
    • Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture & is D-shaped to sit comfortably in the hand.
    • Extra weight in stainless-steel bolster balances the heavy blade.
    • 6" knife: 6"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 6.8 oz.
    • 8" knife: 8 1/4"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 8 oz.
    • This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
    • Handcrafted in Japan.