9" Combination Honing Steel, Shun Premier
9″ Honing Steel
THE RIGHT TOOL FOR PROLONGING THE SHARPNESS OF YOUR EDGE
With each use of your knife, the razor-sharp edge naturally bends over just a tiny bit. The edge is still sharp, but the sharpest part isn’t making contact with the food. The remedy is honing with the Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel. The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel gently realigns the edge of your blade. It offers two honing surfaces: a smooth one for day-to-day honing, and a micro-ribbed one for weekly honing. By honing your edge regularly, you can go longer between actual sharpening. While fine European knives can require honing after each use, Shun’s harder steel means you can hone just once a week or so, depending on your level of use, of course. The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel has an angle guide built into the handle, so you can easily hone your knives at the correct 16° Shun angle. The premium walnut PakkaWood handle provides a secure grip and matches the handles of the rest of the beautiful Shun Premier line.
The beautiful Shun Premier line calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry This Tsuchime series features a VG10 steel core with “suminigashi” layered steel cladding. All knives are hammered by hand using a technique known as “Tsuchime”. This beautiful finish reduces resistance when cutting, preventing food from sticking to the blade. The ultra-thin blade edges retain a lasting and razor-sharp edge for precision on the cutting board. 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 hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered Tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.