Chinese Chef's Knife / Cleaver - Engetsu
20cm (8″) Chinese Chef’s Knife
TRY A SHUN VEGETABLE CLEAVER FOR AN AMAZINGLY VERSATILE CUTTING EXPERIENCE
The Shun Engetsu Vegetable Cleaver, sometimes known as a Chinese cleaver, is a large squared knife with a very wide blade. Every part of it can be put to use. The edge is used to chop vegetables, especially larger ones such as cabbage, which are frequently a part of Chinese cuisine. Yet some cooks find their cleaver nimble enough for almost every kind of chopping and slicing. The flat of the blade makes a great tool for smashing garlic cloves or ginger, too. The Shun Engetsu Vegetable Cleaver feels solid, but its thinner blade makes it easy to handle so food preparation is a pleasure. Please do NOT use the Vegetable Cleaver on joints, bones, or meat. The Meat Cleaver is made for that.
The Engetsu or “Full Moon” range was specifically crafted for the 20th Anniversary and has Damascus layers in a stunning pattern that are visible on the highly polished blade. Beyond the obviously stunning aesthetic, these knives are state of the art.
The 71 layers of Dual Core is a mixture of VG2 and VG10 steel. The design, toughness and durability of the heel and tip are different than the middle of the blade, in effect giving you different zones of performance where required. The higher density middle section also has the benefit of generating fine micro serrations which leads to food-releasing properties that enable precision slicing (reducing loss of natural juices). You can find additional information under the specifications tab.
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.
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