Santoku hollow-ground knife 18cm KAI Shun Classic

€199.00
  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: DM-0718
  • Availability: In Stock

The  KAI  Shun Classic 18 cm Santoku knife is a beautiful, Asian-inspired all-purpose kitchen knife and 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, proteins, and fruit—or for the three types of cuts at which it excels—slicing, dicing, and chopping.
Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. 

Shun Classic's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.


The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. 

The core layer of the knife is made from V-Gold-MAX-steel. This is an extremely hard (61±1 HRC, 1.0% carbon, 1.5% cobalt) and corrosion-resistant steel that gives the blade a sharpness that is second to none and an incredible edge retention.
The core is clad with Damascus stainless steel with 16 layers in each side (33 total), then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.
The convex cut of the blade together with the manual honing of each Shun knife delivers an unrivalled sharpness that allows the knife to cut through even the toughest material.
The edge on a Shun Classic knife is beveled at a 16° angle creating a very sharp edge.


The knife features a pakkawood (wood plastic composite material) handle D-shaped, which looks and feels like wood, but is dishwasher safe. The other unique feature of the handle is the design. The D-shaped handle actually has a ridge at the bottom, increasing control and grip. 

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 with a lifetime warranty.

Offered in a gift box.

Technical Specifications
Brand K A I
Country of origin Japan
Series Shun Classic
Blade length 18 cm
Blade thickness 2.5 mm
Damascus yes
Number of layers 33
Hardness 60-61 HRC
Finish blade Satin
Total angle 16°
Sharpening angle
Bevel Double 50/50 convex
Handle length 11.2 cm
Handle material Pakkawood
Dishwasher safe No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime
Boxed Yes