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The original, Shun Classic knives feature light, razor-sharp blades crafted from advanced steel. Unlike heavier western-style knives, Shun Classic offers the gentle control of a traditional Japanese handle. This 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.