Free shipping No Tax Save up to 20% on Cookware and other Items Sitewide Le Creuset Pumpkin Chai Contact us

  Home > Shun >

  Shun Reserve 9" Bread Knife

Shun Reserve 9 Inch Bread Knife ND0705


 
  • Cut through crusty and soft breads with the same level of ease with this must-have bread knife that is sure to be a hit in any household
  • Handcrafted from high quality, high carbon steel
  • Low frequency serration adorn the razor sharp cutting edge of this blade
  • Ergonomic and comfortable blade handle
  • Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty

Shun Promotion

Regular Price: $400.00
Sale Price: $319.95

Qty:

Description
 

Shun Reserve 9" Bread Knife

Overview

Never again will you tear your lovely loaves to shreds with this masterpiece from Shun. Low-frequency serrations line the blade of the Reserve 9" Bread Knife, allowing it to fall through bread in a swift push and pull motion. The 16° cutting edge melts through the toughest of breads in a quick slice, while preserving softer and fluffier ones. Be careful when cutting and try not to get lost in the beautiful "flowing ladder" pattern on the Damascus-like blade. Thirty-two layers of nickel and stainless steel are clad on the unique SG-2 core of knife. The full-tang is triple riveted, and the charcoal and crimson Pakkawood® handle is contoured to the shape of your hand. With the hardest steel coupled with a long-lasting and scary-sharp edge, should you really limit yourself to just bread with this masterful tool? Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number ND0705.

SG-2 Micro Carbide Steel Cutting Core

Unlike the other Shun cutlery lines, the Reserve is the only to use the exotic SG-2 "powdered steel" for its solid core. This intense process for a making a Reserve knife includes a "powderizing" phase which mixes and heats iron, carbon, and other elements to a molten state, only to separate and cool the mixture into tiny micro droplets, or powder. This eventually gives the SG-2 steel the perfect sized carbides and element dispersal throughout the cutting core. The powder is put through another intense process where it is placed inside a large pressurized chamber and compressed into a perfectly large ingot. We now have an ultra-dense grain structure with no imperfections or weak points. After it is sharpened and clad, you have a knife with a Rockwell hardness of 64, impeccable edge retention, and a razor-sharp and smooth blade.

Shun Technology Highlights

  • 16° Angle: Blade is sharpened to 16°; 32° comprehensive. 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: Bob Kramer, Ken Onion, Alton Brown
  • NSF Certified
  • Lifetime warranty
Shun Reserve Series Knives

Shun Reserve Series Features

Originally designed by Bob Kramer, the stunning and powerful Shun Reserve line is geared towards the Western-style knife users who are seeking a stronger blade and edge, as well as a perfectly balanced weight to their knife. Like most other Shun lines the Reserve is constructed Kasumi-style, with a very hard cutting core clad with layers of a softer steel. The premium SG-2 core, found only in the Reserve line and discussed below, is jacketed with 32 layers of Nickel and Stainless Steel similar to Pattern Damascus which reveal a beautiful “ladder” waved pattern. At the other end of the blade, we have a full tang and triple-riveted handle with an eye-catching Charcoal and Crimson Pakkawood® handle. The middle rivet sports an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest and the handle is contoured to fit comfortably in the hand. Beauty and functionality are yet again forged together in the Reserve line. But the real intrigue with these blades, aside from the beautiful Damascus pattern, 16° cutting edge, and handle, is the unique SG-2 cutting core.
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.

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »