Shun's new line of kitchen knives are the ultimate in comfort, maneuverability, strength, precision and sharpness. Reminiscent of the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, the Shun Premier collection combines the grace and beauty of ancient hand-forged knives with modern manufacturing techniques to create a new line of kitchen cutlery unlike any other. Each blade has a core of VGMax steel, clad in 16 layers per side of stainless Damascus, which is then beveled for lateral stability and unmatched precision. The unique hammered finish acts as hollow-ground cavities which help reduce drag and quickly releases foods while slicing and dicing. The contoured walnut Pakkawood Handles fit comfortably in the hand.
All Shun knives include free lifetime sharpening from their US Headquarters in Tualatin, Oregon!
Features of the Shun Premier Cutlery include:
An exceptionally strong, sharp and balanced collection
Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding
Over 100 individual steps required to complete each Premier knife
Hand-hammered Tsuchime detailing
Hand sharpened and finished
Very fine, 16-degree, convex-ground, double-bevel blade
Cutting edge rated at 60-61° Rockwell
Made using the Kasumi method of knife making
Contoured, D-shaped handle made from Walnut PakkaWood®
Full composite tang with brass handle ring and embossed metal endcap