The Shun Blue 8-inch Kiritsuke Knife is a gorgeous knife favored by master chefs. This kitchen multi-tasker, once mastered, is ideal for vegetables - easily turning out a beautiful julienne, dice or brunoise. It is also an excellent choice for shaving chives and scallions, and cleaning and portioning boneless proteins such as fish. This razor-sharp knife, often used in place of a mandolin, is suited to a wide variety of kitchen jobs.
In the tradition of Japan's ancient sword smiths, each Shun Blue knife is handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Designed in partnership with award-winning chef, Chris Cosentino, each Shun Blue knife features a traditional Japanese blade shape, a "blue" carbon steel cutting core, and an elegant grey PakkaWood handle. This collection of knives boasts the razor-sharp edges and ease of resharpening of carbon steel, which is favored by professional chefs. Sandwiching this professional "blue" carbon steel core between two layers of mirror-polished stainless steel brings to each knife in the collection the ease of use and care of standard stainless steel blades.
The Shun Blue handle is crafted from beautiful blue PakkaWood, and is a variation on a traditional Japanese handle design, modified to make the grip more secure and comfortable.
Included with each Shun Blue knife is a traditional Japanese wooden sheath, or saya.
Features of the Shun Blue 8" Kiritsuke Knife:
- "Blue" carbon steel cutting core between two layers of mirror-polished stainless
- Japanese san mai blade
- Full composite tang
- Grey PakkaWood handle
- Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade edge (32-degree comprehensive)
- Wooden saya (sheath)
Blade Length: 8 inches
A Bit About Shun
Shun kitchen knives are made by KAI Corporation, which has been handcrafting blades in the spirit of the legendary sword smiths of Seki City, Japan for over 100 years. Every Shun knife is handmade by a team of highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps. This tradition of Japanese sword-making excellence in Seki City is combined with technology and advanced materials in each Shun knife.
Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Handle: PakkaWood Blade: Forged Type: Asian, Chef's, Specialty Blade Straight Blade