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Shun Premier 5.5" Nakiri Knife

Shun Premier 5 and a half Inch Nakiri Knife TDM0742

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  • The nakiri knife is ideal for chopping, slicing, and dicing bulk vegetables. If eating healthy and making sure you always get your veggies is paramount to your lifestyle, this knife is a must have
  • Handcrafted from extremely high quality stainless steel
  • Straight blade features a razor sharp cutting edge designed to stay that way
  • Ergonomic handle is comfortable and ensures a sturdy grip
  • Tsuchime finish reduces drag and keeps food from sticking to the blade
  • Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty
Regular Price: $207.00
Sale Price: $164.95



Shun Premier 5.5" Nakiri Knife


Meaning "vegetable knife" in Japanese, the Nakiri is ideal when chopping, slicing, and dicing bulk amounts of vegetables and fruits. Reminiscent of a cleaver but scaled down, the Shun Premier 5.5" Nakiri Knife has a straight blade, edge, and spine for swift, up and down cutting, rather than the rocking motion like with a Chef's knife. These are loved by professional and amateur chef's all over for the massive prep time reduction when chopping for salads, stir-fry, sandwiches, etc. The Nakiri blade features superior sharpness and durability with its 16° cutting edge and excellent edge retention. The hand-hammered Tsuchime finish reduces drag and prevents food from sticking to the blade. Made of walnut PakkaWood
®, the handles are comfortable, waterproof, and won't harbor bacteria. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number TDM0742.

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 Premier Series Features

In case you didn't know that Shun uses handcrafted techniques in homage of their ancestors, the remarkable Premier Series screams it. Every one of these double-beveled knives has a powerful VG-10 core and is then clad with 16 layers on each side of softer steel (SUS410/SUS431) which is folded, welded, grinded, and then polished. This form of
Kasumi style knife making, similar to pattern Damascus, is also featured in the Classic and Ken Onion Series. What really brings out the handcrafted nature of this line is the hand-hammered tsuchime finish which actually serves a purpose, other than looking awesome. They act as little hollow-ground cavities, creating tiny air pockets that prevent food from sticking and allows for proper and precise cuts. You'll also notice a wavy line near the edge called a harmon where the core and clad meet, similar to post-tempered samurai swords. Yeah, that's right. Samurai Swords.

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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