Shun Edo 2-piece Knife Set, including: 7.5" Santoku Knife, model BB1505; 6.5" Chef Knife, model BB1502; made in Japan. Economy packaged.
Shun's Edo line brings forth unmatched performance and elegance 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. Between the Santoku and Chef knife, you can perform just about any major cutting task. Of course, no kitchen is complete without a paring and serrated knife; but these make a good workhorse duo. Whether to start or supplement a set, these knives are certain to change your culinary experience just as they have for professional chefs worldwide.
Shun crafts their Edo Knives using the exotic VG-10 high-carbon stainless-steel. 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, ebony-black Pakkawood handle is ambidextrous and provides a comfortable, controlled grip. The wide, stainless-steel bolster is designed with contour-curved thumb and forefinger rests to reduce tension while cutting. The Edo also feature stainless-steel end-caps embossed with the Shun logo. Combine all of these features with the sharpest Japanese edge available and you have perfection.
Details & Features:
Seven and One-Half-Inch Santoku Knife, model BB-1505
Six and One-Half-Inch Chef Knife, model BB-1502
Santoku and Chef blades constructed of VG-10 High-Carbon Stainless-Steel.
Boning Knife Blade constructed of AUS8 steel for flexibility
Tsuchime pattern helps keep cut food from sticking to the blade.
Unique bolster with contour-curved thumb and forefinger rests reduces tension.
Ambidextrous ebony PakkaWood handle (resin-impregnated hardwood) is designed for comfort and control.
NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Hand-crafted in Seki City Japan, the home of Shun knives.
Hand washing recommended.