Shun Premier 5.5" Santoku Knife, model TDM0727; made in Japan.
Shun's Premier line brings the world-famous performance and elegance of their Classic knives, with premium handles and the exotic tsuchime finish. I've yet to encounter any cutlery that feels so natural, looks so good, or performs so well. The Santoku, whose name means 'three virtues,' is considered one of the most versatile knives and shall be found useful in any kitchen. 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 Premier Santoku Knife using VG-10 steel which is layered with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side of the blade. The blade features a tsuchime finish, meaning 'hammered' in Japanese. This finish does two things: it gives the knife a look that is reminiscent of the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan; and creates tiny pockets of air that act as hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The premium handle is ambidextrous and provides a comfortable, controlled grip; it is accented with a brass ring and the end-cap is embossed with the Shun logo. Combine all of these features with the sharpest Japanese edge available and you have perfection.
Details & Features:
Five-Inch Santoku Knife, model TDM-0727
VG-Max (VG-10 variant) steel with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side of the blade.
Tsuchime pattern helps keep cut food from sticking to the blade.
Ambidextrous PakkaWood handle (resin-impregnated hardwood) is designed for comfort and control.
Handle accented in brass with the Shun logo embossed into the end-cap.
NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Manufactured in Seki City Japan, the home of Shun knives.