Shun Dual Core 8" Kiritsuke Knife with Saya, model VG0017; made in Japan.
Shun's exotic Dual Core line brings forth unmatched performance and elegance that must be experienced to be believed, rivaling above that of even Shun's Classic knives. 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 Dual Core Knives using two premium high-carbon stainless steels, VG10 and VG2. The Damascus blade is comprised of seventy-one alternating micro layers, roll-forged to produce a finer grain in the steel and to give it both strength and beauty. The laminated steel is then hot forged to create the herringbone pattern that allows the layers to alternate along the cutting edge. During normal use, the two steels will wear at different rates creating micro serrations along the edge so that the Dual Core’s extremely sharp edge feels sharp longer. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, helping food release from the blade and gliding through each cut quickly and easily. The Dual Core blades are thin, light, and strong. The premium handle features a traditional octagon design, is ambidextrous, and provides 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 VG0017
Seventy-One Layer VG10 and VG2 blade
Includes Saya with retaining pin.
Ambidextrous Ebony PakkaWood handle (resin-impregnated hardwood) is designed for comfort and control.
Handle features traditional octagon shape.
NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Manufactured in Seki City Japan, the home of Shun knives.