The Shun Classic stunningly beautiful line of knives features the look and benefits of Damascus steel, yet without its rusting problems. The Damascus-look blade profile reduces sticking and results in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times.
Shun Premier line combines an authentic Japanese hand hammered look with the quality and performance that Shun is known for. The blade is made of VG10 steel clad with 16 layers on either side of the stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a “hamon” is formed. The hammered finished is known in Japanese as “tsuchime” adds a striking appearance to the knife. It also acts as hollow ground cavities that reduce drag and quickly release food from the blade.