Shun - Shun Premier 8" Kiritsuke Knife
In Japan, the kiritsuke is used for all the tasks for which you would use a chef’s knife. Known as the master chef’s knife, it offers top cutting performance and versatility. With its straighter...
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The Shun Premier 8" Kiritsuke is part of the beautiful Shun Premier line, which calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun’s proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed that is similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered Tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handle nestles comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.