Everyone has things they really love and enjoy, something that no matter how many you buy, you are always looking at the next one your going to buy. For some it is shoes, bags, & hats, sometimes it is all of these things! for me it surely IS all of those things, and we can add Chef knives right at the top of that list. My brother has always had a love for knives as he has collected them for most of his life, I think that rubbed off on me a bit as I seem to have the same obsession with them, just that I prefer kitchen knives. With my new job we get to use every possible top of the line product in our classes, so I can not resist when they offer the opportunity to add these products to our home kitchen collections. This latest knife I picked up today, it is one I have used at work a lot and have absolutely fell in love with. Two of my favorite chefs, Morimoto and Alton Brown have been backing Shun Knives for a long time, but I was skeptical, and now I am a believer. It is hard to pick a favorite because I have knives for every job needed in the kitchen, each one is perfect for a certain task. I like to have my one go-to chef knife, and this being the fifth santoku to join my collection has made it hard. But for now the Shun will be my main knife at home, and I can rotate my classic Henckles to my knife kit for catering and personal chef gigs.
Here is some information on the knife, check out the website as well. These are truly some amazing knifes and comes with a fully backed warranty.
Shun Classic 7-Inch Santoku Hollow Ground Knife
The Blade: Kasumi is a traditional Japanese style of knife making in which an extremely hard core of high-carbon steel is clad—that is, sheathed or covered—with an exterior jacket of another steel. The somewhat “softer” exterior cladding protects the inner cutting core. In Japanese, kasumi means “mist” and is so called because the exterior steel can have a lovely misty appearance when compared to the harder cutting core.
Kasumi construction provides an ultimate mix of properties: an extremely sharp edge and ease of sharpening. This clad construction is similar to how samurai swords are traditionally made.
The Handle: PakkaWood® is a premium handle material made of genuine hardwood impregnated with resin. The resin makes it moisture resistant, strong, and durable. Sanding and buffing brings PakkaWood® to a beautiful gloss finish. As with natural wood, no two pieces of PakkaWood® are exactly alike.