Shun Classic 8" Chef Knife, model DM0706; 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. In the kitchen, the Chef is king; it is only just that he--or she--wield the king of knives, quite appropriately known as the Chef's Knife. Shun's 8" Chef's Knife is fit for any monarch, even if the domain be but a kitchen, and the wars waged on vegetables. 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 Chef 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 Chef Knife, model DM-0706
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.