Shun knives are handcrafted by artisans in Japan with processes used to make ancient samurai swords. Each blade is forged from exceptional Japanese steel that offers unmatched cutting performance and edge retention.
Shun’s Premiere knives feature gorgeous Damascus clad blades crafted from layering softer stainless steel—68 layers—around a proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, offering strength, corrosion resistance, a razor-sharp 16° edge, and of course the beautiful rippled pattern. Shun's Premiere knives are hand hammered!
The Shun Premier Bread 9" (TDM0705) knife features a serrated edge and is able to cut both soft and crusty breads without crushing or tearing. The serrations form dozens of small individual cutting edges that allow the knife to cut cleanly in either direction without the use of excessive pressure. Because only the tips of each of the serrations comes in contact with a cutting board or other surface, the points experience the majority of the wear while leaving the inner scalloped edges sharp for many years. In addition to slicing bread, the bread knife is also great for cutting both large and small melons and even tomatoes and other tough skinned but soft fleshed vegetables and fruits. A kitchen essential, it features a stunning walnut pakkawood handle.
With the recent bread baking revolution, this bread knife is a kitchen essential now and will become an heirloom in the future.