Shun Classic 7" Asian Cook's Knife with Oval Bamboo Cutting Board, model DM0760; made in Japan.
Note: Knife is shrink-wrapped to cutting board with only a little clear plastic to guard the blade, for display reasons. To prevent injury and damage; I may decide to remove the knife and package separately with a more substantial sheath. Unfortunately, the manufacturer packaging is not sufficient to secure such a sharp blade, which can easily cut through the material during transit.
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. Shun's Asian Cook's knife is modeled after the Gyuto. It is a deft knife whose blade is narrow and straight, with less curvature than is found on German knives, being much more similar to the French chef knife, and like the French, more adept to a pushing technique. Whether to start or supplement a set, this knife is certain to change your culinary experience just as it has for professional chefs worldwide.
Shun crafts their Classic Asian Cook's Knife using VG-10 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 Asian Cook's Knife, model DM-0760
VG-10 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.