A Santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chef’s knife, the Santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means “three virtues.” Depending on who you ask, the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with vegetables, poultry, and fish or for the three types of cuts at which it excels; slicing, dicing, and chopping.
SHUN CLASSIC BLONDE LINE—GIVE YOUR KITCHEN A LIGHTER LOOK
Originating in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords, Kai Shun is heir to a seven-century tradition of superior workmanship. Kitchen cutlery for the ultimate knife connoisseur, Kai’s Shun Classic line features proprietary high-performance VG-MAX ”Super Steel” that is clad with sixteen layers of stainless steel to create a stunningly beautiful rust-free San Mai damascus blade.
The blade profiles are precision ground and etched to reduce sticking, resulting in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times. Natural blonde Pakkawood handles are ergonomically designed with a ‘D’ cross-section, featuring offset stainless steel bolsters for maximum comfort and control. Stainless steel end caps complete the design for added beauty and durability. Every Shun Classic knife is an outstanding example of form fulfilling function. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and contemporary cutting-edge designs, so you will always find the right knife for the task.
AT THE PEAK OF PERFECTION
In Japan, “shun” (pronounced shoon) is the word used to describe local, seasonal food at the very peak of its flavor and freshness. Shun is a time—the exact moment—when a fruit has reached its perfect ripeness, when a vegetable is at its very best, when meat is at its most flavorful. Home cooks and professional chefs alike celebrate shun in their kitchens, eagerly awaiting each season’s bounty and serving every ingredient in its proper time. Kai named their fine cutlery Shun to honor this tradition of seasonal, mindful eating and as a mark of their dedication to making kitchen cutlery that is always at the peak of its perfection, too.
So now you know; just say, “Shoon” (rhymes with “moon”) for kitchen cutlery that’s designed to help keep your freshest ingredients at their very best.
18cm (7’’) Santoku [Vegetable Knife]