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Shun Classic Kiritsuke Knife 6"

Shun Classic Kiritsuke Knife 6 Inches DM0777


  • Traditional Japanese Master Chef's Blade

  • VG-MAX Steel Core Blade

  • Ebony PakkaWood handle

  • Damscus style folded steel

  • Full tang for balance and heft

  • Traditional 16 degree cutting angle

Regular Price: $188.00
Sale Price: $149.95



Shun Classic 6" Kiritsuke Knife


Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, the 700-year-old center for samurai swords, the Kiritsuke knife is the master chef's most essential knife. This 6" Kiritsuke knife from Shun is the perfect knife for slicing and push-cuts, and easily makes thin cuts of meats and fish as well as precision cuts for vegetables. The blade features a slight curve for easy carving and rocking cuts. The clipped tip makes the blade easy to control and more precise cuts. Made with VG-MAX super steel, the ultra-durable blade is crafted from 16 micro-thin layers of high-carbon steel on each side, creating a rippling effect, similar to a Damascus-style knife. With it's enhanced edge-retention and a Rockwell Hardness of 60, this blade will retain its factory edge longer than other, less sturdy knives. Like all Classic Shun knives, the blade is sharpened to a 16° double-bevel angle, and the full tang provides superior strength and balance from handle to tip. The ergonomic handle is made from moisture resistant PakkaWood. The Ergonomic D shape of the handle allows for more comfortable handling and holding. As an NSF-certified knife, you can rest assured that this knife meets the strictest safety standards for use in professional kitchens. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.  Handcrafted in Japan.  Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number DM0777.

Shun Technology Highlights

  • VG-Max 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.

  • Complimentary lifetime sharpening service (you ship, they sharpen)

  • NSF Certified

  • Lifetime warranty

Shun Classic Series Features

Shun's Classic Series offers the widest assortment of traditional Japanese and European blade shapes and contemporary designs. At first glance, you'll notice instantly the beautiful waved pattern on the blade which resembles a combination of tree-rings and ripples in water. This form of Kasumi-style knife making similar to pattern Damascus, or in Japanese suminigashi ("ink pattern"), is not only visually appealing but actually allows the blade to slide through food easier. This variation of pattern Damascus is formed by folding, welding, grinding, and polishing 32 layers (16 per side) of softer steel (SUS410/SUS431) that protect and support the VG-10 stainless steel core. The D-shaped ebony PakkaWood
® handle fits perfectly in the hand and stabilizes the blade to prevent turning.

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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Quality Beyond Expectation May 24, 2016
Reviewer: Danny Bridges from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
Excellent workmanship clearly shows in this knife. I couldn't believe that a knife could be that sharp. It is really good quality.

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