8" Western Cook's Knife - Shun Classic
20cm (8″) Western Cook’s Knife
A CHEF’S KNIFE WITH A HEAVIER DUTY 22° CUTTING ANGLE
The Shun Classic 8 -inch Western Cook’s Knife offers a 22° cutting angle instead of the 16° cutting angle of the rest of the Shun Classic line. This less-acute edge provides additional strength that helps when tackling heavier foods, for example winter squash or large heads of cabbage. Nevertheless, this knife shares the thinner blades and beautiful construction of the rest of the Shun Classic line. It’s perfect for a wide range of kitchen tasks, from slicing, dicing, and chopping to rocking cuts.
SHUN CLASSIC LINE—WHERE EXCELLENCE BEGINS
Originating in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords, Kai Shun is heir to a seven-century tradition of superior workmanship. Kitchen cutlery for the ultimate knife connoisseur, Kai’s Shun Classic line features proprietary high-performance VG-MAX ”Super Steel” that is clad with sixteen layers of stainless steel to create a stunningly beautiful rust-free San Mai damascus blade.
The blade profiles are precision ground and etched to reduce sticking, resulting in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times. Ebony-black Pakkawood handles are ergonomically designed with a ‘D’ cross-section, featuring offset stainless steel bolsters for maximum comfort and control. Stainless steel end caps complete the design for added beauty and durability. Every Shun Classic knife is an outstanding example of form fulfilling function. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and contemporary cutting-edge designs, so you will always find the right knife for the task.
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.