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Shun Sora 6" Utility Knife

Shun Sora 6 Inch Utility Knife VB0701

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  • Considered a "Must Have" kitchen knife.

  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)

  • Proprietary composite blade with VG10 san mai cutting core and Japanese 420J blade upper

  • Traditional Japanese handle design in easy-care, textured PP/TPE blend

  • 6" Blade

  • Made in Japan, 10 Year Warranty

Regular Price: $75.00
Sale Price: $59.95



Shun Sora 6" Utility Knifee


A utility knife is between a chef's knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. This makes it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too--almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef's knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich--from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.

Shun Sora Series Features

The Shun Sora 6" Utility Knife is part of the exciting Shun Sora line that provides exceptional handcrafted Shun quality at an amazing price. Sora uses Shun's proprietary Composite Blade technology to bring together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where it's needed - on the edge. The two blade sections are laser cut, then fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Braze welding permanently joins them. The attractive wavy pattern at the join is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. While sora's blade shapes and handle design are traditional Japanese, the textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip and balance, and is easy to maintain.

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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