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Shun Premier

Shun Premier calls to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan yet offers performance born from the latest advances in knife design and technology. Shun Premier blades are thinner and lighter for fast and agile handling, while the blade design - with wide weight distribution from the tip to end cap - ensures stability and strength.

Shun Premier blades are made of VG-MAX steel, clad with stainless Damascus. Where the steels meet, an attractive wavy line called a hamon is formed. Premier blades are ground to a quick taper edge that helps move food away from the blade quickly. The beautiful hand-hammered finish - tsuchime (tsoo-CHEE-may) in Japanese - also improves food release when cutting. The two-position handle, in rich walnut PakkaWood, offers a trigger grip for pull cuts as well as the perfect balance point for a pinch grip.

Cutting Edge

Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade 

Steel

Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers (69 total including core) stainless steel Damascus cladding

Hardness

60 HRC

Handle

Contoured, ambidextrous walnut coloured PakkaWood®

Origin

Handcrafted in Japan

 

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