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Shun Classic Pro 8.25" Yanagiba Knife

Shun Classic Pro 8.25" Yanagiba Knife VG0004

  • Resembling the western carving or slicing knife, the Yanagiba is Japan's traditional, long and thin blade designed to cut paper-thin slices of fish and meat.
  • Handcrafted from extremely high quality stainless steel
  • 16° single bevel edge is razor sharp and simple to maintain
  • Hollow ground edge prevents food from sticking to the blade
  • Ergonomic and comfortable handle
  • Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty

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Shun Classic Pro 8.25" Yanagiba Knife


Resembling the western carving or slicing knife, the Yanagiba is Japan's traditional, long and thin blade designed to cut paper-thin slices of fish and meat. Meaning "willow blade," the Yanagiba is a necessity for preparing sushi and sashimi. The knife should be pulled through the food so juices are retained and the cuts stay clean. Shun's Classic Pro 8.25" Yanagiba Knife features a 16° single bevel edge which not only glides through food, but is effortless to resharpen on a whetstone. With a slightly hollow ground back to the blade, food slides off on its own and won't stick to the knife. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number VG0004.

Shun Technology Highlights

  • VG-10 stainless steel: Adds cobalt for strength and hardness, vanadium for superior edge retention. The higher density allows the steel to be tempered to a higher Rockwell (60-62). Requires minimal care to avoid corrosion. Razor-sharp blade and phenomenal edge retention.
  • 16° Angle: Blade is sharpened to 16°. Ensures food is cut properly and precisely; no torn or bruised food so ingredients retain the same flavor and freshness.
  • PakkaWood® Handles: Resin-impregnated natural hardwood; waterproof, durable, comfortable; won’t harbor bacteria.
  • Awards: Blade Magazine’s Blade Show Kitchen Knife of the Year winner (2003 - Classic 8” Santoku, 2005 – Ken Onion 8” Chef’s, 2006 – Elite 10” Chef’s, 2007 – Kaji, 2008 – Shun Classic Line, 2010 Premier Line, 2011 – Fuji Line). Shun has won many more industry awards for beauty, performance, and innovation.
  • Complimentary lifetime sharpening service (you ship, they sharpen)
  • Designers: Ken Onion, Alton Brown
  • NSF Certified
  • Lifetime warranty
Shun Classic Pro Series Knives

Shun Classic Pro Series Features

The Classic Pro cutlery line features traditional Japanese knife shapes along with a unique, graffiti-etched blade. Named for the professional chefs of Japan, this line is for the true Japanese culinary enthusiast. The knives are true to their origin and feature the traditional single-bevel edge, which is razor-sharp and precise to ensure the desired texture of your food. With an extra wide shinogi, or blade bevel, sharpening the Shun Pro line on a whetsone becomes almost effortless. The back of blade is concaved across the entire length (hollow ground), creating tiny air pockets which prevent food from sticking and allows for proper and precise cuts. The blade is constructed from one solid piece of VG-10 steel (Honyaki style), unlike the other Shun lines which are clad (Kasumi style). This not only creates a stronger knife but better supports the single-bevel edge. Finally, you’ll notice the beautiful blade design, unique on every knife, which is acid etched into the steel and sports the Shun logo. This blade etching is similar to a signature left by traditional knife makers to identify them when producing custom knives.
About Shun

About Shun

Shun in Japanese actually translates to “at the peak of perfection,” and no words could better describe this outstanding company. Renowned for their traditional knife making style and aesthetic design, the highly skilled artisans at the Kai Corporation (the parent company of “Shoon”) have been making blades of the highest quality in homage of the legendary sword smiths of Seki, Japan for over 100 years. Each and every knife is handmade, from beginning to end, requiring at least 100 meticulous steps along the way. It is out of this respect and admiration towards their ancestors, coupled with advanced technology and materials, that Shun produces basically pieces of art that also happen to be razor-sharp knives.

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