The Shun Classic Pro 6.5-inch Usuba Vegetable Knife is the quintessential Japanese vegetable knife. The flat blade and squared-off tip make it ideal for push-pull vegetable chopping, and elimiate "accordian" vegetables (when vegetable slices are still connected at the bottom), as the straight edge of the Usuba cleanly contacts the cutting board. A slightly hollow-ground back keeps delicate foods intact and helps food quickly released from the blade.
In the tradition of Japan's ancient sword smiths, each Shun Classic Pro knife is handcrafted in Seki City, Japan with a 100-step process. Each knife features a 16-degree single-bevel blade with a sharp chisel edge. The blade is forged from pure VG10 steel, which imparts to the blade the desirable characteristics of wear resistance, corrosion resistance, hardness and toughness. The etched design on each blade is a striking pattern which pays homage to the etching found on custom Japanese blades and used to identify the blade's maker.
The beautiful Shun Classic Pro handle is an iconic, ergonomic D-shape. It is made of ebony PakkaWood, a resin-impregnated natural hardwood that is durable and moisture resistant and does not harbor bacteria.
Features of the Shun Classic Pro 6.5" Usuba Vegetable Knife:
- Japanese vegetable knife
- VG10 steel blade
- Graffiti-etching on blade
- Hand-sharpened 16-degree single bevel blade edge
- Slight hollow-ground blade back to create an air pocket and help the knife glide through tasks
- D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
- Full composite tang
Blade Length: 6.5 inches
*What Is VG10 Steel?
VG10 steel is a complicated blend containing - in addition to the traditional iron and carbon - chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, silicon, and vanadium. Together, these elements combine to improve wear resistance, corrosion reistance, hardness and toughness in the blade. Vanadium keeps the steel's texture fine and even, making each Shun blade extremely sharp, with a long-lasting edge. Shun hardens VG10 blades to 60-61 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale.
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, Utility Blade Straight Blade