The longer blade provides additional cutting leverage and is especially handy when it comes to cutting larger foods. That said, it is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks—slicing, dicing, and chopping just about anything in the kitchen.Even though this is a larger knife, Shun Classic’s thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.
Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag.