Utility Knife - Shun Narukami
15cm (6″) Utility Knife
MULTI-PURPOSE—AND VERY HANDY
In size, the Shun Narukami Utility Knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It’s perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too, almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife; with its very slightly curved belly enabling it to do moderate rocking cuts. It’s nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich, from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
SHUN NARUKAMI 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 Narukami line features blades of high-carbon Japanese Blue #2 steel for a keen edge, superior edge retention and ease of honing and sharpening. Shun’s stainless steel cladding aids in food release, performance and superior protection of the high carbon cutting core. The durable riveted Micarta handles provides a comfortable solid grip that resists moisture and looks beautiful.
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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