Shun Premier Santoku 7" Knife - Floor model - slightly scratched - see photos
The Ultimate hand crafted Japanese Knives. The blade, edge and handle of our display model are in perfect condition except for the surface scratched (shown below) from taking it off and on to our magnetic display.
A santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chef’s knife, the santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means “three virtues”. Depending on who you ask, the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with—vegetables, poultry, and fish—or for the three types of cuts at which it excels—slicing, dicing, and chopping. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily
Professional or home cook, every cook is an individual. Every cook has certain tools that really work for him or her, becoming favorites. That’s one of the reasons Shun makes so many different types of kitchen knives; so you can always find the ones that work best for you.
The Shun Knife is part of the beautiful Shun Premier line, which calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife is hand hammered and still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed—similar to the harmony formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestles comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.