Shun Dual Core Chef's Knife/Kiritsuke - 8 in. (VG0017)

Product Description for Shun Dual Core Chef's Knife/Kiritsuke - 8 in. (VG0017)

Maker: Shun (click to see more by this maker)
Product line: Shun Dual Core (click to see more in this line)
Item num: 97397
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.10 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.86 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.8 oz.
Blade: Herringbone pattern damascus blade combining VG10 and VG2 stainless steels
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Ebony Pakkawood
Sheath: Traditional wooden edge guard with pin
Description: In Japan, the kiritsuke is known as the master chef's knife. Use it for all the tasks for which you'd use a chef's knife. It works extremely well with vegetables - julienne, dice, or brunoise with ease. It's also an excellent choice for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins - meats and fish. It slices cooked proteins with grace and ease. With its straighter edge, it's ideal for slicing cuts and push cuts. Once you try it, you'll find yourself reaching for your Shun Dual Core Kiritsuke (VG0017) more and more often.
The Shun Dual Core series features a damascus blade made from two premium-quality, high-carbon stainless steels. Seventy-one alternating micro layers of high carbon, high chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels are 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. Dual Core blades are thin, light, and strong.
Traditional Japanese octagon-shaped handles in ebony PakkaWood provide a comfortable and secure grip to complete the look of these beautiful knives.
Includes traditional wood saya for storage and transport.
Made in Japan.

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