Chef's Knife, Hollow Ground 200mm (7.8") #DM-0719

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This is the most essential knife to have in any kitchen and is a must, it will be your most important purchase and will be the most used knife in your collection. Getting the right size and weight for your needs is important. The chef’s knife is versatile and used for most jobs in the kitchen, they tend to be slightly heavier in the blade than most Japanese knives and are thicker on the spin off the knife.

The curve of the chef’s knife is dictated by the rocking motion thats key to the western style of chopping - the point of the blade rarely leaves the board - but it’s noticeable that, as Japanese and Chinese knives have gained acceptance, Western chefs have begun to favour wider blades that enable a more ‘up and down’ chopping style.

The Shun Classic Series unites centuries-old Japanese Samurai blacksmithing with today's modern and technically-sophisticated manufacturing processes. The result is an exceedingly high-quality range of Damascus knives, engineered with attention to the most minute details and designed to always retain its sharpness. 

The knives are therefore ideally suited for professional use. The Shun Classic blades are gorgeous to look at due to the distinctive semigloss pattern exhibited by the Damascus steel composite comprising 32 layers. This combination with the elegant, tapering handle made of black pakkawood, results in an overall aesthetic design that puts quality and functionality at its core. 

VG MAX steel with a hardness of 61 (±1) HRC forms the entire blade's core right up to its edge. Sheathed in 32 layers of Damascus steel, the knife embodies a peerless anatomy paired with a resilient blade that is both hard and flexible at once due to its hybrid composition. The Shun Classic blades have a double-sided edge.

The slim handle made of durable pakkawood is fashioned in a traditional Japanese chestnut shape. High quality resins added to the wood make the material particularly resilient and resistant to moisture. Its typical chestnut shape ensures a comfortable and secure grip whilst cutting, thanks to a small rim on its right side. The integrated tang boosts stability and balance.

Handle Material: Pakkawood

Handle Length: 125mm (4.9")

Blade Length: 200mm (7.8")

Cutting Edge: 50/50

Blade Material: VG Max Steel

Hardness (Rockwell scale): 61 - 62