ADD THIS AWARD-WINNING KNIFE TO YOUR KITCHEN
A santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chefs knife, the santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name meansthree virtues. Depending on who you ask, the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with vegetables, proteins, and fruit or for the three types of cuts at which it excels slicing, dicing, and chopping. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. When we first introduced the Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku to the market, it was namedKitchen Knife of the Year by Blade magazine. The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery.
The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's VG-MAX steel, known for its incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.
A light and maneuverable all-purpose kitchen knife
Named 2005s Kitchen Knife of the Year
Hand-sharpened 16" double-bevel blade (32" comprehensive)
Steel: VG-MAX cutting core, 32 layers (16 per side) stainless Damascus cladding
Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood
Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Handcrafted in Japan