The ancient traditions of Japanese samurai sword-making, meet today's state-of-the-art steel technology in the new Shun® Elite series of knives. Like the traditional samurai sword blade, the knives in this series are extremely sharp and flexible; ideal for food preparation. But unlike the traditional blade, they feature a center layer of a new type of "super steel" called SG-2. This new "super steel" starts out in a powdered form. Under heat and pressure it combines to make a much denser alloy which in turn creates the finest molecular structure used in knife making today. The result is an edge that will hold longer than any other steel on the market. Even better for busy chefs, Shun Elite's superior edges will respond quickly and easily to a honing steel when it needs a quick touch up. For added strength and protection, the SG-2 is clad between two outer layers of quality 410A stainless steel for beauty and tireless handling. Inlaid with a traditional symbol in a pakkawood handle that is further enhanced by thin rings of brass and copper separating it from the bolster. With this kind of beauty and performance, these knives will soon become the ones that chefs reach for again and again.
·SG-2 powder steel blade clad in 410A stainless steel
·Brass and pakkawood spacer
·Blade Thickness: 1/16"
·Blade Width: 1-1/16"
·Handcrafted in Japan