Shun Classic 8" Kiritsuke Knife, model DM0771; 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 Kiritsuke is a unique Japanese Chef knife, suitable to the tasks of Western-style blades, though with different technique. Its straighter blade profile cuts with motions more like the Santoku and Gyuto. This means you get more cutting edge for its intended motion, making the knife comparable to rocking blades of greater length. 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 Kiritsuke Knife 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:
Eight-Inch Kiritsuke Knife, model DM-0771
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.