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The KAI Shun Classic 14 cm KAI small Santoku hollow ground knife is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife.
It is designed for vegetables, proteins, fruit for slicing, dicing, and chopping, that is to say, it is a multi-purpose knife. In size, it's between the small and full-sized santoku. This in-between weight and size make it perfect for medium-sized kitchen tasks, from slicing carrots and shallots to mincing herbs to cutting chocolate or butter.
Cooks with smaller hands or those who simply prefer a smaller, lighter knife may find that this smaller santoku becomes a top go-to knife.
The slight belly curve enables the cook to rock the blade slightly and makes this santoku as easy to use as a chef's knife. It is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut) and many cooks swear by their santoku for top performance.
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 KAI 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.
|Brand||K A I|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Blade length||14 cm|
|Blade thickness||2 mm|
|Number of layers||33|
|Bevel||Double 50/50 convex|
|Handle length||10.2 cm|
|Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects||Lifetime|