7” Santoku - Engetsu
18cm (7″) Santoku [Vegetable Knife]
AN ASIAN-STYLE DO-IT-ALL KNIFE
The Shun Engetsu 7-inch Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef’s knife. “Santoku” means “three virtues.” Depending on who you ask, this relates either to the three types of food with which it works exceptionally well, vegetables, poultry, and fish or to the three types of cuts at which it excels: slicing, dicing, and chopping. In truth, a Santoku is a knife of many talents. Some cooks prefer a Santoku to a chef’s knife. Your choice depends on how the knife feels in your hand and how it works for you. We think you’ll find that the Shun Engetsu 7-inch Santoku works beautifully and fits your hand like a glove. The slight belly curve enables the cook to rock the blade slightly and makes this Santoku as easy to use as a chef’s knife. It is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut) and many cooks swear by their Santoku for top performance.
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.