Shun Knives: Dual Core 8" Kiritsuke
2014 Kitchen Knife of the Year
In Japan, the kiritsuke is known as the master chef's knife. Use it for all the tasks for which you'd use a chef's knife. It works extremely well with vegetables; julienne, dice, or brunoise with ease. It's also an excellent choice for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins, and particularly fish. It slices cooked proteins with grace and ease. With its straighter edge, it's ideal for slicing cuts and push cuts. Once you try it, you'll find yourself reaching for your Shun Dual Core Kiritsuke more and more often.
About the Shun Dual Core series: Until now, it was considered almost impossible to create layered Damascus from two premium-quality stainless steels. But what was impossible is now a reality—and Shun is proud to bring it to your kitchen. The Shun Dual Core series features a Damascus blade made from two premium-quality, high-carbon stainless steels. Seventy-one alternating micro layers of high carbon, high chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels are roll-forged to produce a finer grain in the steel and to give it both strength and beauty. The laminated steel is then hot forged to create the herringbone pattern that allows the layers to alternate along the cutting edge. During normal use, the two steels will wear at different rates creating micro serrations along the edge so that the Dual Core’s extremely sharp edge feels sharp longer. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, helping food release from the blade and gliding through each cut quickly and easily. Dual Core blades are thin, light, and strong. Traditional Japanese octagon-shaped handles in ebony PakkaWood provide a comfortable and secure grip to complete the look of these beautiful knives.
- A multi-purpose knife treasured by Japanese master chefs
- Dual core construction: 71 alternating micro-layers of stainless steel that extend all the way to the edge
- Steel: High-carbon, high-chromium VG10 & VG2
- Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
- Rabbet tang
- Handle: Ebony PakkaWood®
- Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
- Includes wooden saya (sheath; made in China)
- Handcrafted in Japan