165mm Usuba, Shun Pro
165mm (6½’’) Usuba [Vegetable Knife]
THE PROFESSIONAL JAPANESE CHEF’S VEGETABLE KNIFE
The Shun Classic Pro Usuba is the quintessential Japanese vegetable knife. With its flat blade and squared-off tip, it is perfect for push/pull vegetable chopping. The straight edge cleanly contacts the cutting board so there is no need for the rocking cut used with a chef’s knife. Since the entire blade contacts the board, there is much less chance to “accordion” vegetables, when the vegetable slices are still connected at the bottom because the knife hasn’t quite cut all the way through. The incredibly sharp, single-beveled Shun Classic Pro Usuba is an extremely useful and versatile vegetable knife. We’re sure the Usuba will find its place in your kitchen just as is has in professional kitchens all over Japan.
DISCOVER WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS KNOW
The Shun Classic Pro is a line of traditional Japanese blade shapes replacing previous generations with a bodacious look. Stunningly appealing with traditional precision that Japanese chefs demand, the blades are now mirror polished, to reduce drag, with the top of the blade reflecting the “graffiti etching”. Because nothing compares to the scalpel-like precision of a single-bevel, the Shun Classic Pro line features single-bevel blades of solid VG10 stainless steel with sharp chisel edges and comfortable D-shaped PakkaWood handles. With their dramatic, graffiti-etched blades, these knives are visually striking as well. The etched design on the blade, differing for each blade style, is similar to etching found on custom Japanese knives and used to identify the blade’s maker. Blade backs are gently hollow ground, creating a tiny air pocket between blade and food so the knife glides through each task with quick precision. Sharpening on a whetstone is practically effortless.
AT THE PEAK OF PERFECTION
In Japan, “shun” (pronounced shoon) is the word used to describe local, seasonal food at the very peak of its flavor and freshness. Shun is a time—the exact moment—when a fruit has reached its perfect ripeness, when a vegetable is at its very best, when meat is at its most flavorful. Home cooks and professional chefs alike celebrate shun in their kitchens, eagerly awaiting each season’s bounty and serving every ingredient in its proper time. Kai named their fine cutlery Shun to honor this tradition of seasonal, mindful eating and as a mark of their dedication to making kitchen cutlery that is always at the peak of its perfection, too.
So now you know; just say, “Shoon” (rhymes with “moon”) for kitchen cutlery that’s designed to help keep your freshest ingredients at their very best.
Discontinued by manufacturer, limited quantities available.