Two-Knife Set: Shun Classic 7" Hollow Ground Santoku Knife, model DM0718; 6.5" Nakiri Knife, model DM0739; made in Japan.
Shun's Classic line brings performance and elegance to the kitchen that must be experienced to be believed. I've yet to encounter any cutlery that feels so natural, looks so good, or performs so well. The Santoku and Nakiri are two of the most popular Japanese knives. Both perform similar tasks and excel in pushing and chopping techniques. The Santoku offers the same workhorse versatility of a Western Chef, while the Nakiri is especially well-suited to the preparation of vegetables. Whether to start or supplement a set, these knives are certain to change your culinary experience just they have for professional chefs worldwide.
Shun crafts their Classic Knives using VG-Max steel which is layered with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side of the blade. During the finishing process the layers are exposed while creating a beautiful pattern that not only protects the VG-10 core, it simultaneously creates a blade surface that resists food sticking to it--a real time-saver for kitchen preparation. D-shaped handles are designed after the Japanese tradition and provide a comfortable, controlled grip. Combine all of these features with the sharpest Japanese edge available and you have perfection.
Details & Features:
Seven-Inch Hollow-Ground/Scalloped Santoku Knife, model DM-0718
Six and One-Half-Inch Hollow-Ground Nakiri Knife, model DM-0739
VG-Max (VG-10 variant) steel with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side of the blade.
Slight patterning helps keep cut food from sticking to the blade.
D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle (resin-impregnated hardwood) is designed for comfort and control.
Optimized for right-handed use
NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Manufactured in Seki City Japan, the home of Shun knives.